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Published in cooperation with the International Ocean Institute and Dalhousie University Law School, the Ocean Yearbook provides a comprehensive review of issues concerning the world's oceans—one of humanity's most vital resources. Volume 15 address central themes in ocean policy and research, including recent Law of the Sea cases; fisheries conservation and governance; environmental issues, such as global climate change, pollution, coastal zone management, and changes in regional ecosystems; the shipping industry; and international trade. Special topics include: a marine park proposal for the Spratly Islands; the North-South conflict; Australia's oceans policy; and globalization and the seafarer.
Since its inception in 1978, the Ocean Yearbook has proven an invaluable research tool to marine biologists, oceanographers, ocean development specialists, students of international law, as well as analysts of foreign policy and international security.