San Diego Law Review

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Nineteen eight-five witnessed additional ratifications of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, but the LOS Convention still has not received one-half of the number necessary to bring it into force. Some success was seen in boundary delimitations, fishing treaties, and pollution control, yet news events brought the grim realization that many issues, such as terrorism at sea, the conflict between nuclear-testing nations and those wishing to eliminate such testing, and constraints on the freedom of navigation, are far from resolved. Lastly, the discovery of the Titanic and the movement to designate it as a memorial, free of salvage, brought hope that at least some treasures of the sea may be preserved for the benefit of mankind.