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Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers - 1st Edition

In this linguistic study of law school education, Mertz shows how law professors employ the Socratic method between teacher and student, forcing the student to shift away from moral and emotional terms in thinking about conflict, toward frameworks of legal authority instead.

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Table of Contents

  • Unit 1 – Our Public Oceans
  • Unit 2 – Management of Protected Marine Species
  • Unit 3 – Managing Through Specially Designated Areas
  • Unit 4 – Our Fisheries
  • Unit 5 – Regulating Ocean Impacts
  • Unit 6 – Introduction to International Fisheries Management
  • Unit 7 – Current Problems in American Ocean Management: Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
  • Unit 8 – U.S. Management of Offshore Energy
  • Unit 9 – Coastal Management in the United States
  • Unit 10 – Restoring Marine Environments: The Roles of Innovative Regulatory, Planning and Human Dimensions Tools
  • Unit 11 – The Future of Ocean Management

About the Book

This open educational resource is designed for use by undergraduate and graduate ocean science, natural resource, fisheries and wildlife, and environmental policy students enrolled in a ten-week academic quarter. The purpose of this project is to provide students and non-law professionals with a freely accessible, clearly written guide to support engaging and effective learning. As such, the book serves as a gateway and an invitation to become a well-informed, committed and involved ocean citizen as well as to explore the field beyond our course study.


Holly V. Campbell, Oregon State University