Maritime Governance: Dispelling Myths

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  • The rules and regulations governing the marine shipping industry and its operations
  • How the governance of shipping is applied in the Canadian and international contexts
  • The legal and institutional frameworks that apply to marine shipping in Canada and internationally
  • Contemporary issues related to the governance of shipping, including Indigenous rights, marine spatial planning, risk governance, and seafarers’ health and safety

A recent news article published in the Clear Seas states that Demystifying Maritime Governance.

Project Summary

Clear Seas partnered with a team at Dalhousie University and the Memorial University of Newfoundland on a multi-part project to help increase knowledge of maritime governance in Canada. The research sought to add clarity around the different pillars of maritime governance and to analyze drivers of change in the existing system. It also explored emerging issues, needs and approaches for consideration in effective governance of shipping.

Clear Seas supported the creation of a series of resources to help inform decision-makers, rights holders, stakeholders, and the public on the governance of shipping. This includes a comprehensive, multi-part report that breaks down the global and domestic structures, frameworks, actors, interconnections, and processes involved in maritime governance.

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Key Takeaway

The knowledge and resources made accessible through this project will help to improve the collective understanding of how marine shipping is governed in Canada and beyond. A deeper understanding of the legal and institutional structures involved in the governance of shipping helps support informed decision-making and dialogues among leaders, industry members, Indigenous and coastal communities, and the public.

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Source: Clear Seas

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