There is a scientific consensus that the most rational way to look at activities in or affecting the ocean is to consider the effects of such activities on the entire ecosystem. This, in turn, has led to calls for total ecosystem management. Historically, international law rules have hindered attempts to establish such a comprehensive approach to controls over marine uses. Recent developments in the establishment of both a treaty and the customary law of the sea may now provide an opportunity for the emergence of new international norms requiring total ecosystem management regimes.
Management of Large Marine Ecosystems: Developing a New Rule of Customary International LawSan Diego Law Review (1985)
Citation InformationMartin H. Belsky, Management of Large Marine Ecosystems: Developing a New Rule of Customary International Law, 22 San Diego Law Review 733 (1985).