Marine regionalism is a topic about which relatively little conceptual analysis has been carried out. This situation may be explained in part by the wide variety of conditions covered by the term "regionalism"-a variety so broad that the total concept of regionalism itself may have lost much of its use- fulness. An international strait, for example, could be considered a marine region, as could the area covered by a vessel traffic service (VTS) system. Bays, estuaries, and river deltas are regional phenomena; often such manage- ment programs as exist for these units are handled by authorities from one country alone. But most of the general literature on marine regionalism is directed more toward international rather than national issues, and it is on these international aspects that this article is focused. The term "marine regionalism" is taken as referring first to regions of the marine environment and second to regional arrangements., for example, treaties, agreements, and institutions that are "designed to implement various types of cooperative activities among states A region might be defined as "a geographical phenomenon, that is, an area of the earth surface that is differentiated from other areas by one or more criteria."' To begin
Ocean Yearbook Online – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1994
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