Ocean Yearbook 35


Devoted to assessing the state of ocean and coastal governance, knowledge, and management, the Ocean Yearbook provides information in one convenient resource.

As in previous editions, articles provide multidisciplinary expert perspectives on contemporary issues. Each new volume draws on policy studies, international relations, international and comparative law, management, marine sciences, economics, and social sciences. Each volume contains key recent legal and policy instruments.

The Yearbook is a collaborative initiative of the International Ocean Institute (www.ioinst.org) in Malta and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (www.dal.ca/law/MELAW) at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

The Yearbook is now available online. Learn more about the electronic product here.

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Sidney J. Holt (1926–2019): In Memoriam
David M. Lavigne

Thomas A. Mensah (1932–2020): In Memoriam
Jin-Hyun Paik

Satya N. Nandan (1935–2020): In Memoriam
Gudmundur Eiriksson and Michael W. Lodge

The International Ocean Institute
Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law

Part 1: Issues and Prospects

The Post-COVID-19 Ocean Economy: Building Back Bluer
Martin Koehring, Karin Kemper and Ambassador Peter Thomson

Developing Human Rights at Sea
Steven Haines

The BBNJ Process: Gaps and Prospects for Success
J. Ashley Roach

Part 2: Climate Change Trends and Responses

Developing Trends in the Global Ocean and Ocean-Climate Change Nexus
Emilia Ganslandt and Peter Ricketts

Four Spheres of Influence from a Canadian Context: The Critical Role of Ports in Global Decarbonization Efforts
Anastasia Christodoulou, Aspasia Pastra, Meinhard Doelle and Tafsir Johansson

To Tax or Not to Tax: The Case for a 1.5 °C Carbon Price on International Shipping—Perspectives from the Climate Most Vulnerable Nations
Peter Nuttall, Andrew Irvin, Alison Newell and Pierre-Jean Bordahandy

Working for the Spirit of Tony de Brum: “The Big Red Truck”—Benevolent Aid, Strategic Investment, Chequebook Climate Change Diplomacy or Neo-colonialism
Peter Nuttall

Living Climate Change Impacts in Pacific SIDS: Articulating the Pacific Way in an Unresponsive World
Joeli Veitayaki, Peter Nuttall and Prerna Chand

Part 3: The Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance

Does Aotearoa New Zealand Need an Oceans Policy for Modern Ocean Governance?
Karen N. Scott

Sea Level Rise and Archipelagic States: A Preliminary Risk Assessment
David Freestone and Clive Schofield

To What Extent Do the Contemporary International Law of the Sea, International Maritime Law, and International Labor Law Address Public Health Threats such as Pandemics?
Francesco Munari

Bunkering in the Exclusive Economic Zone and on the High Seas under the Law of the Sea Convention: An Entangling Experiment with Saiga, Virginia G, Norstar and San Padre Pio
Nuwan Peiris

Northern Sea Route Permit Scheme: Does Article 234 of UNCLOS Allow Prior Authorization?
Jan Jakub Solski

UNCLOS Part XII and IMO Instruments on Regulating Environmental Impacts of Shipping: Towards an Effective Regulatory Synergy
Zhen Sun

Prospects for the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Lebanon and Israel: A Case Study
Ziad Lawen

Part 4: Marine Resource Management and Conservation

How the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Addresses the IUU Fishing Challenge: Is It Working?
Gerard Domingue and Lucia Pierre

The Clash of Civilizations: Whaling and the IWC’s Scientific Research and Aboriginal Subsistence Exceptions
Daniel W. Dylan and Erin Chochla

Part 5: Maritime Security

Combating Maritime Security Threats in Indonesian Waters: The Need for Legal and Institutional Framework Reforms
Dikdik Mohamad Sodik

South Korean and Japanese Air Defense Identification Zone Claims over the Liancourt Rocks
Eliya M. Baron Lopez

Part 6: Book Reviews

Catherine Banet, ed., The Law of the Seabed: Access, Uses, and Protection of Seabed Resources
Craig H. Allen

Simon R. Bush and Peter Oosterveer, Governing Sustainable Seafood
Megan Bailey

Andres Cisneros-Montemayor, William Cheung and Yoshitaka Ota, eds., Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change
Derek Tittensor

Malcolm D. Evans and Sofia Galani, eds., Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance?
Arron N. Honniball

Craig Forrest, Maritime Legacies and the Law: Effective Legal Governance of WWI Wrecks
Eric Machum and Luke Hunter

Günther Handl and Kristoffer Svendsen, eds., Managing the Risk of Offshore Oil and Gas Accidents: The International Legal Dimension
Henning Jessen

Pirjo Kleemola-Juntunen, The Åland Strait
Marie Jacobsson

Coalter G. Lathrop, Captain J. Ashley Roach and Donald R. Rothwell, eds., Baselines under the International Law of the Sea
Clive Schofield

Nengye Liu, Cassandra M. Brooks and Tianbao Qin, eds., Governing Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions
Andrew L. Serdy

Manuel Ruiz Muller, Rodrigo Oyanedel and Bruno Monteferri, eds., Marine and Fisheries Policies in Latin America: A Comparison of Selected Countries
Osvaldo Urrutia Silva and Sebastián Rodríguez Alfaro

Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore and Ronán Long, eds., Cooperation and Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region
Yoshifumi Tanaka

Irini Papanicolopulu, ed., Gender and the Law of the Sea
Laura Carballo Piñeiro

Vincent Power, EU Shipping Law
Francesco Munari

Kate Purcell, Geographical Change and the Law of the Sea
Vu Hai Dang

Henrik Ringbom, Brita Bohman and Saara Ilvessalo, Combatting Eutrophication in the Baltic Sea: Legal Aspects of Sea-Based Engineering Measures
Elise Johansen

Clive R. Symmons, Historic Waters and Historic Rights in the Law of the Sea—A Modern Reappraisal
Suzanne Lalonde

Davor Vidas, David Freestone and Jane McAdam, eds., International Law and Sea Level Rise. Report of the International Law Association Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise
Karen N. Scott

David F. Winkler, Incidents at Sea: American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945–2016
David N. Griffiths

Steven L. Yaffee, Beyond Polarization: Public Process and the Unlikely Story of California’s Marine Protected Areas
Elizabeth M. De Santo

Mark Zacharias and Jeff Ardron, Marine Policy: An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans
Steven Haines


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