A national ocean policy. An elusive quest

  • Lévy J
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Abstract

The article highlights the need for distinguishing between coastal management and sea use planning on the one hand and a State's 'national ocean policy' on the other. The latter, it is posited, reflecting as it does a national approach to the oceans at the highest level of government and global in scope, is subject in greater degree to international limitations and is less amenable to 'integration'. The greatest degree of integration is found at the level of coastal management, a lesser degree in ocean management/sea use planning and the least in ocean policy making.

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  • Jean Pierre Lévy

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