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Mapping ocean governance and regulation

A working paper for consultation for UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

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This report aims to provide a brief overview of rules, institutions, processes, agreements, arrangements and activities carried out to manage the use of the ocean. Underpinned by the Law of the Sea, it focuses on the governance of six ocean-based industries: international shipping, offshore oil and gas, offshore renewable energy, marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and seabed mining.