The Law of the Sea and the South Pacific

United Nations Environment Programme ; International Ocean Institute (1991)

The Law of the Sea Convention has had an enormous impact on the South Pacific region whose States and territories are made up entirely of islands. It has given these countries greatly increased developmental opportunities by extending their sovereign control over all marine resources in vast areas of ocean space. It has also presented them with positive and clear directions as well as an innovative framework within which they could develop and manage their resources and their unique environment.

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