A New Regime for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction

A New Regime for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity and Genetic... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157180809X421752 Th e International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 24 (2009) 221–280 brill.nl/estu THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW A New Regime for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction Louise Angélique de La Fayette Visiting Professor, Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, UK Abstract Life on earth, the climate, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat are to a large degree dependent on the health of the oceans and its biodiversity, which supports the global ecosystem. Ocean ecosystems provide essential services, food security and livelihoods to human beings all over the world. Yet, the oceans are currently or potentially threatened by human activities and their consequences, including: overfi shing, destructive fi shing practices, climate change, pollution from many sources, ocean acidifi cation, habitat destruction, the spread of alien species, mineral exploration and exploitation, ocean dumping, underwater noise, marine debris, carbon sequestration, pipelines and cables, tourism, bioprospecting and marine scientifi c research. If we are to continue to benefi t from the resources and services provided by the oceans, we must take urgent http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law Brill

A New Regime for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0927-3522
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1571-8085
DOI
10.1163/157180809X421752
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157180809X421752 Th e International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 24 (2009) 221–280 brill.nl/estu THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW A New Regime for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Beyond the Limits of National Jurisdiction Louise Angélique de La Fayette Visiting Professor, Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, UK Abstract Life on earth, the climate, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat are to a large degree dependent on the health of the oceans and its biodiversity, which supports the global ecosystem. Ocean ecosystems provide essential services, food security and livelihoods to human beings all over the world. Yet, the oceans are currently or potentially threatened by human activities and their consequences, including: overfi shing, destructive fi shing practices, climate change, pollution from many sources, ocean acidifi cation, habitat destruction, the spread of alien species, mineral exploration and exploitation, ocean dumping, underwater noise, marine debris, carbon sequestration, pipelines and cables, tourism, bioprospecting and marine scientifi c research. If we are to continue to benefi t from the resources and services provided by the oceans, we must take urgent

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The International Journal of Marine and Coastal LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: GENETIC RESOURCES BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTION; NEW REGIME FOR MARINE BIODIVERSITY; MARINE BIODIVERSITY; CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE; MARINE GENETIC RESOURCES

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