San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines the United States and Canadian legal frameworks for marine resource management in the area of the Bay of Fundy, Gulf of Maine, and Georges Bank. The author argues that, while the controversies between the United States and Canada concerning boundaries, fish, and transboundary environmental effects of energy development have existed for almost two centuries, current environmental problems are straining the relations between the two countries. The author presents a comparative analysis of the environmental assessment and the marine fisheries management and outer continental shelf development regimes of the United States and Canada, addresses the prospects for the future of cooperative management attempts, and provides recommendations to encourage these attempts.