San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines the potential role that the Third United Nations Law of the Sea Conference has in the development of an ecologically sound global regime to conserve and manage marine mammals. The author first examines the current regime of municipal legislation, nongovernmental programs, bilateral agreements, regional agreements, and limited global authority. The author then discusses the emerging regime under UNCLOS III as an alternative to the present fragmented authority. Proposing greater reliance upon the United Nations framework, the author critiques the relevant provisions of the revised negotiation text, with special attention given to the role of the United States in the emerging regime of marine mammal protection.