Presently, no international law exists to limit recovering mineral sources of the seabed beyond coastal state jurisdiction. Bills directed at regulating deep seabed mining, through international reciprocity, by U.S. companies have been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This Article reviews pending legislation and comparable statutes proposed abroad and suggests the enactment of interim legislation, while at the same time responding to Professor Knight's assertions in his Article, The Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act A Negative View. This Article concludes that international legislation would help, rather than hurt, the United States.
John G. Laylin,
The Law to Govern Deepsea Mining until Superseded by International Agreement,
San Diego L. Rev.
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