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Governance in the marine environment

Appleby, Thomas

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The governance of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is complex, endlessly fascinating and often politically charged. There is no area where this complexity is more demonstrable than in the marine environment, where the issues of extended maritime boundaries granted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, fishing and prospecting rights, marine conservation and competing sovereignty mean that the practical application of the law in this area is particularly difficult to interpret. This complex environment makes it challenging to undertake conservation activities. This paper focuses on the Mauritius and UK arbitration over Chagos Islands and through analysis of this case study explores marine governance issues for the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies in general. In particular the paper explores the difficulties of restricting fishing activities where because of the long established mare liberum doctrine the world's oceans have traditionally been treated as a fishery.

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Appleby, T. (2015, July). Governance in the marine environment. Presented at Sustaining Partnerships : A Conference on Conservation and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities, Gibraltar

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name Sustaining Partnerships : A Conference on Conservation and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities
Conference Location Gibraltar
Start Date Jul 11, 2015
End Date Jul 15, 2015
Publication Date Jul 13, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 29, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 19, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords fisheries, Chagos, marine conservation, environment, property
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/831263
Publisher URL http://www.ukotcf.org/confs/gibraltar2015.htm
Additional Information Additional Information : This is a preliminary version, to be published in proceedings published by UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, 2015.
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Conference Proceedings, Sustaining Partnerships : A Conference on Conservation and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities

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