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Aldo Chircop

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This article is set against the backdrop of the fundamental physical change in the Arctic and the prospect of increased international shipping, including prospects for new international maritime routes through that region. The multiple levels of governance bearing on Arctic shipping and the need for a review of international maritime rules and standards to facilitate their application to future Arctic navigation are discussed. It is concluded that regional cooperation, inclusion of non-Arctic States in shipping governance, and a uniform set of rules and standards for ship safety and marine environmental protection are needed.

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Aldo Chircop

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Chapter 5 explores the use of imo regulatory and management tools to protect sensitive marine areas and species, including special areas designated under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973/78 (marpol), particularly sensitive sea areas (pssas) and routeing and reporting. It discusses how these instruments have been applied and their potential for use in high seas areas to address conservation needs. The conclusion is there is sufficient legal and institutional basis for marpol special areas, pssas, routeing measures and reporting measures to protect ecosystems and species in high seas areas, but likely with some adjustments.