"The present Secretary- General of the International Seabed Authority (isa) provides an overview of the current status of deep seabed mining. A lack of specific regulations defining the terms and conditions for exploitation has been a significant barrier to deep seabed mining, but the Council of the International Seabed Authority has fast- tracked the development of regulations. Near universal acceptance of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, increased confidence in the isa, successful trial mining, increased demand for strategic metals and tightening supplies, among other factors, suggest seabed mining on a commercial scale will soon occur"-- Provided by publisher.
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Front Matter Copyright Preface Acknowledgments Featured Remarks Reflections on the Status and Prospects for Deep Seabed Mining in 2018 / Michael Lodge Reflections on the Past 25 Years of Ocean Law and Policy / David A. Balton Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships in International Law: New Challenges for the Regulation of International Navigation and Shipping / Aldo Chircop Spotlight on Regional Cooperation Military Cooperation and International Custom in the Asia-Pacific Region / John G. Hannink Peace through Joint Marine and Cruise Tourism in the Disputed South China Sea Islands: Opportunities and Challenges / Yann-huei Song Multilateral Cooperation in Resolving or Managing International Issues / Helmut Tuerk Jurisdictional and Substantive Aspects in the Application of UNCLOS Article 83(3) in Recent International Decisions / Xinjun Zhang Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment Candy and Poisons: Protecting Marine Environments While Meeting Societal Needs / Daniel Rittschof The Duty to Cooperate in the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment / Chie Kojima Environmental Impact Assessments in Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment / Tianbao Qin and Fang Hou Increasing Challenges to the Future Marine Environment / Stephen A. Macko Freedom of Navigation Freedom of Navigation: Where to Go When the Political Agenda Overshadows Legal Substance / Nong Hong An Archival History of the Creation and Early Implementation of the Freedom of Navigation Program / James Kraska Military Activities in Foreign Exclusive Economic Zones: Identification and the Application of Law / Xinmin Ma Freedom of Navigation: Practices of Vietnam / Lan-Anh T. Nguyen Straits Governance, including Malacca/Singapore The International Straits Regime: Notes on Uncertainties and "Other" Straits in the Northeast Asia-Pacific Region / Ted L. McDorman Passage through Indonesian Waters on Routes Used for International Navigation / Robert Beckman and Dita Liliansa Search and Rescue Towards the Establishment of a Search and Rescue Cooperation Mechanism in the South China Sea: Regulatory Framework, Challenges and Prospects / Yubing Shi Understanding the Challenge: Mass Rescue Operations at Sea / Richard Button and Thomas Gorgol Models for Maritime Collaboration in the South China Sea: National-level Coordination / Brian Wilson Sustainable Fisheries Combating IUU: the Driving Force behind Development of International Fisheries Law? / Kuan-Hsiung Wang What's in a Name: the Importance of Distinguishing between "Fisheries Crime" and IUU Fishing / Kathryn Youel Page and Alexis J. Ortiz Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Negotiating a New Marine Biodiversity Instrument: Reflections on the Preparatory Phase from the Perspective of the European Union / Ronán Long and John Brincat BBNJ: Developments since Yogyakarta / J. Ashley Roach Back Matter Index.