RESULTS OF THE THIRD LAW OF THE SEA CONFERENCE 1974 TO 1976: DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The purpose of the Conference is to reach agreement on a comprehensive treaty covering all the uses of the oceans. The most important issues are: The breadth of the territorial sea; transit passage through, under, and over international straits used for navigation; use and conservation of the living resources of the sea; coastal states' rights to the mineral resources of the continental shelf; exploitation of the minerals of the deep seabed; protection of the marine environment; marine scientific research; and a system for settling disputes arising from the interpretation and application of the treaty.
- This is a report to the Congress.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1977-6-3
- Pagination: 44 p.
- TRT Terms: Coasts; Conservation; Continental shelf; Cooperation; Fisheries; International; International compacts; Jurisprudence and judicial processes; Legislation; Maritime law; Meetings; Mineral deposits; Navigation; Ocean bottom; Ocean engineering; Oceans; Territorial seas; Water transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Continental shelves; Straits; Waterway transportation
- Subject Areas: Environment; Law; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00166701
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ID-77-37
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM