Strategies for the International Stewardship of Coastal and Marine Resources of Antarctica

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by Paul C. Ticco, Univ of Delaware, Newark, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91:

Abstract: The formulation and realization of several international agreements has successfully governed Antarctica and its surrounding seas for three decades. Today, given the increased real and perceived importance of Antarctica and its resources, it is clear that the next step must be taken, namely, that global scientific inquiry, political initiatives, and the management of Antarctic coastal and marine resources must be combined to create and implement a system of wise stewardship. This will be achieved through the use of current international treaties, new agreements, and greater scientific efforts. This paper presents an overview of the many issues associated with the management of Antarctic coastal and marine resources; examines the concept of the international stewardship of this global commons; and offers recommendations for future actions.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Resource management | Agreements and treaties | Environmental issues | Political factors | Seas and oceans | Engineering profession | Antarctica

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