Taking the Long View of Ocean Ecosystems: Historical Science, Marine Restoration, and the Oceans Act of 2000

56 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2006

Abstract

This article discusses means for restoring ocean biodiversity in light of recent science arguments that marine species are already severely depleted compared to historical levels. Using the Oceans Act of 2000 as the impetus for legal reform, the article assesses the weaknesses in the current United States regimes for regulating ocean resources and argues that increased attention must be paid to preservation of marine wilderness through marine protected areas.

Keywords: science, biodiversity, marine, ocean, Oceans Act, marine protected area

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Taking the Long View of Ocean Ecosystems: Historical Science, Marine Restoration, and the Oceans Act of 2000. Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 649, 2002, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. #201, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=877304

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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