Dalhousie Law Journal

Article Title

Marine Policy


Baz Edmeades


law of the sea, international lawyers, law journals, maritime law, commerce, ocean development, international law, coastal zone management


For a good many years, the major law reviews in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and France have devoted a considerable number of their pages to problems of the law of the sea, as this topic has increased in importance and consequent concern among international lawyers. With this development came the appearance of a number of new law journals dealing with the law of the sea such as the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce in 1969, Ocean Development and International Law in 1973, the Journal of Coastal Zone Management in 1973 to name but three. These and other specialized journals have attempted to deal with the complex multi-disciplinary issues posed by the law of the sea by publishing articles of a character too specialized for general international law reviews or by opening their pages to authors whose primary concerns lie essentially in other disciplines such as economics, maritime transport, hydrography, marine resource management etc. These and other journals have been important to scholars, students, government officials and the legal community at large in promoting a better understanding of the development of law of the sea. Now a new journal has joined this already large but distinguished company with the publication of volume 1, no. 1 of Marine Policy in January 1977.