Marine Policy is the leading journal of ocean policy studies. It offers researchers, analysts and policy makers a unique combination of analyses in the principal social science disciplines relevant to the formulation of marine policy. Major articles are contributed by specialists in marine affairs, including marine economists and marine resource managers, political scientists, marine scientists, international lawyers, geographers and anthropologists. Drawing on their expertise and research, the journal covers: international, regional and national marine policies; institutional arrangements for the management and regulation of marine activities, including fisheries and shipping; conflict resolution; marine pollution and environment; conservation and use of marine resources. Regular features of Marine Policy include research reports, conference reports and reports on current developments to keep readers up-to-date with the latest developments and research in ocean affairs.
Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters
A review of the scientific research on the recovery of Australia's humpback whale populations has revealed that they are increasing at a remarkable rate and that the increase is among the highest documented worldwide, according ...
Commercial fishing industry reeling from mental health crisis
Chronic job insecurity has led to a mental health crisis and high rates of suicide among Australian commercial fishers, according to a new Deakin University study published this month in Marine Policy journal.
Increasing ocean literacy among youth in Nova Scotia
When it comes to ocean sciences, Nova Scotia—a coastal province boasting the world's highest tides and a growing "blue economy"—has a knowledge gap among its youth.
Changes in shipping routes and speed as piracy declines in the Western Indian Ocean
With the decline of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, vessels have gradually returned to travelling along the shortest route, closer to Somalia, and to sailing again at normal speed, according to a report by the ...
Fishes' large carbon footprints to be included in seafood eco-labeling
A new study has led researchers to call for a review of seafood 'eco-labels', which currently exclude consideration of the substantial carbon footprint left by the seafood industry.
Law of the Sea authorizes animal tagging research without nations' consent
Many marine animals are world travelers, and scientists who study and track them can rarely predict through which nations' territorial waters their paths will lead.
Enhancing sustainability in smaller ports
Researchers have created an 11-point checklist which they believe could become the vital tool which enables the UK's smaller ports to ensure they are working sustainably.
Saving Fiji's coral reefs linked to forest conservation upstream
The health of coral reefs offshore depend on the protection of forests near the sea, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society that outlines the importance of terrestrial protected areas to coastal biodiversity.
Scientists estimate more than 100 million sharks killed annually
(Phys.org) —The number of sharks killed each year in commercial fisheries is estimated at 100 million, with a range between 63 million and 273 million, according to the research "Global Catches, Exploitation Rates and Rebuilding ...
Don't hold the anchovies: Study shows Peruvian fish worth more as food than as feed
The true potential of Peruvian anchovy lies not in fishmeal but as food for people and as part of the ocean food web, according to Canadian and Peruvian researchers.