Extended Fisheries Jurisdiction and the New Law of the Sea

  • William T. Burke
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


International law concerning ocean fisheries is still in the process of radical transformation, but some important components of the new regime appear to be in place. The principal change, taking effect widely only since the mid-1970s, is the now commonly recognized extension of national jurisdiction to 200 nautical miles from the baseline. Accompanying this extension of national authority and in substantial measure the major impetus for it, the 3d United Nations Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) conference has elaborated jurisdictional and substantive principles for fisheries regulation in the Exclusive Economic Zone that is a major innovation of the conference.


Coastal State Exclusive Economic Zone Maximum Sustainable Yield Living Resource National Jurisdiction 
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  • William T. Burke
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  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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