Conservation of Marine and Estuarine Areas in a Federal System

by Richard G. Hildreth, Univ of Oregon, Sch of Law, Eugene, OR, USA,
Angela Ivanovici, Univ of Oregon, Sch of Law, Eugene, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention of customary international law now provide coastal nations like the United States and Australia with a 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) plus adjacent continental shelf if it extends beyond 200 miles. Prior to the LOS Convention, both the U. S. and Australia had enacted legislation authorizing the establishment of marine protected areas as far seaward as the edge of the continental shelf.

Subject Headings: Estuaries | Federal government | Ecological restoration | Seas and oceans | Economic factors | Fish management | Legislation | Aquatic habitats

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