Regulation of U.S. Marine Resources: An Overview of the Current Complexity
Natural Resources & Environment, No. 19, Vol. 3, p. 3, Summer 2004
7 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2008 Last revised: 3 Feb 2013
Date Written: Summer 2004
Regulation of the United States' marine resources suffers as a result of fragmented jurisdiction and legal authorities. This short article provides an overview of just how complex and uncoordinated regulation of those resources has become -- a fact that both the Pew Oceans Commission and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy emphasized in their respective reports in 2003 and 2004.
Keywords: ocean policy, regulatory fragmentation, marine resources, ocean, marine, jurisdiction
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