Description：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. The journal publishes papers with an explicit policy focus and covers: international, regional and national marine policies; institutional arrangements for the management and regulation of marine and coastal activities, including fisheries, aquaculture, coastal management and shipping; conflict resolution; marine pollution and environment; conservation and use of marine resources. We do not publish technical economic or scientific papers without a clear policy focus, and recommend that these are submitted to more appropriate journals. Our articles are contributed by specialists in marine affairs, including marine resource managers, geographers, international lawyers, political scientists, marine scientists, marine economists and anthropologists. Regular features of Marine Policy include research articles, short communications, current developments, emerging studies, book reviews and conference reports. These keep readers up-to-date with the latest developments and research in ocean affairs.