A New law of the sea for the Caribbean: an examination of marine law and policy issues in the Lesser Antilles

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Springer-Verlag, 1968 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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In 1982 the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was signed by a number of countries. For many smaller countries, such as the island states of the Caribbean, the significance of this major law reform movement became apparent in terms of expanded economic benefits, e.g., expanded fishery resources and offshore energy supplies. However, the responsibilities of expanded ocean jurisdiction also became apparent, as did the geopolitical controversies surrounding it. This new volume in the "Lecture Notes on " "Coastal and Estuarine Studies" presents the reader with the results and synthesis of a major study undertaken by the Ocean Studies Programme of Dalhousie University in the Eastern Caribbean on the New Law of the Sea with special attention to marine pollution, coastal zone management, international law, marine transportation, maritime boundary delineation and ocean development.

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Professor Edgar Gold is recognized as one of the world's leading specialists in the areas of international ocean law and marine and environmental policy development. He commenced his career in the merchant marine, serving on most types of vessels in worldwide trade for sixteen years. Professor Gold was admitted to the Nova scotia Bar in 1973 and has been a practising lawyer since then.He was a Professor of Law at Dalhousie University from 1979 to 1994 and was the inaugural director of the Faculty of Law's prestigious Marine and Environmental Law Program (MELP). He was also the founding executive director of the Oceans Institute of Canada (now the International Oceans Institute of Canada). He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1995.
Until 1999 he was a senior partner with the Halifax law firm Huestis Ritch when he became a consultant to the firm. He has written more than 250 books, monographs, articles and papers in the marine field.