The Law of the Sea Treaty covers a variety of ocean-usage issues such as transit, mining, research, pollution, resource management and sets out guidelines for nations. It is the result of the third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1982. It was signed on December 10, 1982 and entered into force on November 16, 1994. The United States has signed the treaty though it has not been ratified by the Senate.
The Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northeast Atlantic Fisheries was signed on November 18, 1980 and entered into force on March 17, 1982.
The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, also referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act, was enacted on October 23, 1972.
Our Nation and the Sea: A Plan for National Action is a report published by the Commission on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources in January 1969, also known as the Stratton Commission report.
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