The ocean--a source of life, has been overused and heavily polluted. While the traditional approaches might not be able to solve the complexity of the ocean governance issues, there is a need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to deal with the current problems. This book emphasises the importance of law and policy while generating ocean governance initiatives. "Good Ocean Governance" as a new way of thinking, needs to be supported by legislation and decision makers. It is, therefore, necessary to examine whether the idea of good ocean governance exists within the international legal system and is subsequently subject to transfer into the domestic law. During this transaction process, a number of examples provided from the United States, Canada and Australia help to demonstrate the broad picture. Also included are discussions on the governance of marine resources, ship recycling and marine pollution, the impact of maritime clusters as well as social and culture impact of ports. The ultimate aim of this book is to tease out more new ideas and discussions on ocean governance issues.
1. Getting into a New Era-Good Ocean Governance
2. Good Ocean Governance and International Law
3. Ocean Governance-It is Time to Change
4. The Governance of Marine Resources
5. Ship Recycling-An Overview of the 2009 Hong Kong International Convention on the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships
6. Maritime Clusters-What can be Learnt from Europe and UK?
7. Can Social and Cultural Impacts of Port be Assessed in terms of Economic Value?