Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................. 254 II. BACKGROUND ............................................................................................... 255 A. Brief Primer on Ocean Jurisdiction ...................................................... 256 B. Dispute Resolution and International Governance ............................... 257 C. The Power of Property .......................................................................... 259 D. Ocean Governance Support for an International Property Law Thesis ..................................................................................................... 260 III. STATE OF OCEAN HEALTH ........................................................................... 261 A. Overfishing ............................................................................................ 262 B. Climate Change ..................................................................................... 263 C. Pollution ................................................................................................ 264 1. Traditional Pollution ...................................................................... 264 2. Special Growing Plastic Pollution Problem ................................... 265 D. Industrialization .................................................................................... 265 1. Marine Renewable Energy .............................................................. 266 2. Aquaculture ..................................................................................... 268 3. Offshore Oil and Gas ...................................................................... 268 4. Deep Seabed Mining ....................................................................... 269 IV. BROADER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW ........ 270 V. GROWING SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATIVE SOLUTIONS ...................................... 272 A. Ocean Public Trust ................................................................................ 272 B. Marine Spatial Planning ....................................................................... 273 C. Environmental Impact Assessment ........................................................ 275 D. The Proposed Implementation Agreement ............................................ 276 VI. CONCLUSION ................................................................................................ 278

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