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Salt Water Neighbors: International Ocean Law Relations Between the United States and Canada

Ted L. McDorman


The United States and Canada are salt water neighbors on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans. Despite the general closeness of the political, economic, and social relationship, the two States have approached their offshore areas from different perspectives. Canada has long supported expansion of exclusive national control over its adjacent offshore; whereas the United States has been concerned with the balance between national authority and international navigation rights. Canada has tended to view maritime disputes with the United States as local matters; whereas the United States has te ... More

Keywords: United States, Canada, national authority, international navigation rights, maritime disputes, international ocean law, fisheries, navigation rights, maritime boundaries, Northwest Passage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ted L. McDorman, author