Naval War College Review


Nineteen seventy-four promises to be a momentous year in the development of the law of the sea. A comprehensive conference will meet in Caracas, Venezuela, this summer to elaborate a new and equitable international legal system for the sea, the seabed, and the ocean floor as well as the subsoil beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. A host of related issues will be considered, including precise definitions of the areas and the problems concerning the regime of the high seas, the Continental Shelf, the territorial sea and contiguous zone, as well as fishing and conservation of the living resources of the seas, the prevention of pollution, and issues concerning scientific research.