Routledge textbooks in environmental and agricultural economics.
"This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the economic uses of oceanic resources, the rights to exploit them and the division of the economic rents, or surpluses, between, at one level, sovereign powers, and at another between individual users that use ocean space.Oceanic resources are diverse. Offshore oil deposits are the most valuable oceanic resource measured by the dollar value of annual production but other mineral resources including manganese, shale and sand are also important along with marine mammal resources, fisheries and sea birds.The laying of submarine cables, regulation of shipping, international economic law and pollution are all factors that impinge upon these resources and the author meticulously underlines how these competing interests interact with one another. An appendix providing a grounding in microeconomic theory helps illuminate the extremely diverse subject matter"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Ocean resources, ocean governance Economic analysis of legal regimes governing salvage of historic shipwrecks The economics of maritime piracy Maritime piracy and international law Enclosure of the oceans An economic analysis of drawing lines in the sea Division of economic rents in the timor gap Economics of the fishery Management of fish stocks Impatience, ecology and fisheries regime formation International negotiations : successes and failures Preponderant actors and the bargaining game Managing high seas fisheries How and why to make a fishery treaty ineffective Whales crashing numbers, clashing values Coral reef economics Marine protected areas, optimal policing and optimal rent dissipation Contractual difficulties in environmental management : the case of United States wetland mitigation banking Oceans and non-point source pollution Oil pollution from ships Taxing offshore oil and gas US royalty relief, rent sharing and offshore oil production Deep sea mining : retrospect and prospect.
K3485 .H35 2014
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.