San Diego Law Review

Library of Congress Authority File


Document Type

Recent Developments


This third synopsis is part of our continuing effort to present annually a summary of legally significant events of relevance to the law of the seas. This synopsis encompasses events which occurred between March 1, 1971, and February 1, 1972. Primary resources utilized included the New York Times, the Environment Reporter, the United States Code Congressional and Administrative News and the Congressional Record. The almost daily incidence of new developments evidences the growth of concern at local, national and international levels for rational planning in the use and development of the ocean and its resources. With the approach of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Seas in 1973, attention is being focused even more sharply on the law of the sea and its importance to man's future. It is our hope that this third annual synopsis will prove of benefit to all who have an interest in this vital area.