The Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (NORDREG) and the Law of the Sea
30 International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 225-254 (2015)
30 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 18, 2015
This article explores the nature of Canada’s laws and regulations governing the Northern Canada Vessel Services Zone Regulations (NORDREG) within the context of the international law of the sea. It provides context for the response to NORDREG by the United States, and forecasts the impact of NORDREG on future shipping regulations in the Arctic Ocean more generally. As Arctic nations develop shipping regulations, Canadian statutes — and their intersection with the international law of the sea and the rules adopted by the International Maritime Organization — are instructive for ensuring safety and security in the unique marine polar environment.
Keywords: Arctic, NORDREG, UNCLOS, law of the sea
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