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The U.K. Marine and Coastal Access Bill--A missed opportunity to enhance protection from marine environmental pollution?

  • Design
  • Ecology
  • Geography
  • Law


The Marine and Coastal Access Bill, when it becomes law, may well be considered a welcome addition to the legislation protecting the marine coastal environment. It is argued, however, in this paper that the Bill could have addressed a number of issues including the matter of shipowners' privileges, locus standi, the designation and setting up of an environmental fund, and the difficulties associated with places of refuge for vessels in distress.

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