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Entrenching environmental obligation in marine regulation
Wakefield, J. (2015). Entrenching environmental obligation in marine regulation. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 90(1-2): 7-14. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.11.025
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X; e-ISSN 1879-3363, more
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Keywords
    Environmental law
    Fisheries
    International law
    Marine
Author keywords
    Polluter pays; User pays

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  • Wakefield, J.

Abstract
    The institutional frameworks addressing issues in connection with the marine commons agreed by States are set out in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is the basis of the European Union's common fisheries policy. Despite a substantial body of environmental legislation, provisions concerning the protection of ecosystems and bioversity have not been incorporated into any international measure or EU to control fishing, leading to ecosystem degradation. Regulation should impose the responsibility for rectifying damage to fish stocks and ecosystems as a result of fishing activity on the fishing industry.

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