Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745330044 Published May 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330051 Published May 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Who Rules the Waves?: Piracy, Overfishing and Mining the Oceans

Denise Russell

Who Rules the Waves?: Piracy, Overfishing and Mining the Oceans

Denise Russell

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745330044 Published May 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330051 Published May 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

With piracy raging in the Indian Ocean, international disputes over undersea oil and gas, and chronic overfishing, the oceans have rarely been subject to such varied and environmentally damaging conflict outside a world war. In Who Rules the Waves? Denise Russell gives us a rare insight into these issues and how they could be resolved.

International law states that a coastal country has territorial rights for 12 miles into the sea beyond its coastline, and economic rights for 200 miles, but in practice many countries have virtually no control over their own waters, and there is no international agency powerful enough to settle disputes. Russell provides a thorough examination of the politics of the sea, showing that without a radical change in ocean governance, accelerating climate change and overuse of the sea's resources is likely to have catastrophic effects.

Contents

Introduction
1: Freedom of the sea
2: Underwater non-living resources
3: Underwater cultural heritage
4: Modern piracy and terrorism on the sea
5: The fishing wars
6: Cetaceans and the sea
7: Sea gypsies
8: Indigenous sea claims
9: Protection of the oceans
References
Index

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