San Diego Law Review


Ann L. Hollick

Library of Congress Authority File


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The current law of the sea debate concerns on the allocation and use of ocean space. This Article discusses the United States seabed policy including territorial, sea, straits, and fisheries by focusing on the participants in policy-making, the National Security Council system, and the President's seabed policy. Diverse national and commercial interests shape the United States' position on these ocean issues. Following this discussion, the Article examines the United Nations Conference on law of the sea in which the domestic and international perspectives are analyzed to determine whether the Conference's Seabed Committee can build a compromise on the seabed resources.