REGIONAL OCEAN GOVERNANCE: A CRITIQUE OF TWO RECENT PROPOSALS

The article critiques the reports of two recent expert panels, the U.S. Commission on U.S. Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission. Both panels have focused their attentions on the marine environmental and resource management problems of the United States. Both panels have done a huge service to the nation by investigating, often in great detail, a wide assortment of problems relating to the use of the oceans in the United States and internationally. Yet the proposals of the two commissions are quite distinct. The Pew Commission recommends a top-down approach, with enforceable management plans would be developed by each regional council, followed by the imposition of zoning restrictions on human activities. The U.S. Ocean Commission-type regional governance can be characterized as moreof a bottom-up approach. In conjunction with stakeholders, states and other political entities would propose the formation of a regional council.

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  • Accession Number: 00989562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2005 12:00AM