Law Professor Amicus Brief in Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association v. Ross Regarding the Legality of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

35 Pages Posted: 9 May 2018 Last revised: 10 May 2018

Date Written: May 7, 2018

Abstract

This amicus brief discusses how, under domestic law, the President can establish national monuments, pursuant to the Antiquities Act, in the ocean. It focuses on the seabed's status as "land owned or controlled by the federal government" under U.S. law, as the Antiquities Act requires, and on the President's authority to regulate fishing within marine national monuments.

Keywords: Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, marine national monument, Antiquities Act, continental shelf, EEZ, seabed, marine ecosystems

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Law Professor Amicus Brief in Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association v. Ross Regarding the Legality of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument (May 7, 2018). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 260, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3175507 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3175507

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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