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Protective Jurisdiction Over Marginal Waters

  • Philip Marshall Brown


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1 Submerged Lands Act, May 22, 1953, Public Law 31, 83rd Cong., 1st Sess. (H.R. 4198), 67 Stat. 29.

2 Proclamation with Respect to the Natural Resources of the Subsoil and Sea Bed of the Continental Shelf, Sept. 28, 1945. Proclamation No. 2667, 10 Fed. Reg. 12303, 59 Stat. 884; this Journal, Supp., Vol. 40 (1946), p. 45.

3 Proclamation with Respect to Coastal Fisheries in Certain Areas of the High Seas, Sept. 28, 1945. Proclamation No. 2668, 10 Fed. Reg. 12304, 59 Stat. 885; this Journal, Supp., Vol. 40 (1946), p. 46.

On jurisdiction over the continental shelf and its resources, see: Edwin M. Borchard, “Resources of the Continental Shelf,” this Journal, Vol. 40 (1946), p. 53; Joseph Walter Bingham, “The Continental Shelf and the Marginal Belt,” ibid., p. 173; Richard Young, “Recent Developments with Respect to the Continental Shelf,” this Journal, Vol. 42 (1948), p. 849; idem, “Further Claims to Areas beneath the High Seas,” ibid., Vol. 43 (1949), p. 790; “Legal Status of Submarine Areas beneath the High Seas,” ibid., Vol. 45 (1951), p. 225; also this Journal, below, p. 454; Herbert W. Briggs, “Jurisdiction over the Sea Bed and Subsoil beyond Territorial Waters,” ibid., Vol. 45 (1951), p. 338; Charles B. Selak, Jr., “Recent Developments in High Seas Fisheries Jurisdiction under the Presidential Proclamation of 1945,” this Journal, Vol. 44 (1950), p. 670; idem, “Proposed International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean,” ibid., Vol. 46 (1952), p. 323; Edward W. Allen, “Fishery Proclamation of 1945,” ibid., Vol. 45 (1951), p. 177; “A New Concept for Fishery Treaties,” ibid., Vol. 46 (1952), p. 319; see also this Journal, below, p. 478; U.N. International Law Commission, Draft Articles on the Continental Shelf and Related Subjects, Report of the International Law Commission on its Third Session, May 16—July 27, 1951, U. N. Doc. A/1858; this Journal, Supp., Vol. 45 (1951), p. 103 at p. 139.

4 Anti-Smuggling Act, Aug. 5, 1935, 49 Stat., Pt. 1, p. 517; this Journal, Supp., Vol. 31 (1937), p. 183.

5 Final Act, Consultative Meeting of Foreign Ministers of American Republics, Department of State Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 15 (Oct. 7, 1939), p. 321; this Journal, Supp., Vol. 34 (1940), p. 1, at p. 17.

6 U. S. v. California (1947), 322 U. S. 19 at p. 38; this Journal, Vol. 42 (1948), p. 209; see also U. S. v. Texas (1950), 339 U. S. 707; this Journal, Vol. 44 (1950), p. 770; U. S. v. Louisiana (1950), 339 U. S. 699.

7 “Protective Jurisdiction over Marginal Waters,” address by P. M. Brown, Proceedings, American Society of International Law, 1923, pp. 15–31; see also address by Fred K. Nielsen, ibid., pp. 32–39, and discussion, pp. 40–47.

On jurisdiction of the marginal seas see: P. C. Jessup, The Law of Territorial Waters and Maritime Jurisdiction (New York, 1927); W. E. Masterson, Jurisdiction in Marginal Seas (New York, 1929); Stefan A. Riesenfeld, Protection of Coastal Fisheries under International Law (Washington, 1942); Jesse S. Reeves, “Codification of the Law of Territorial Waters,” this Journal, Vol. 24 (1930), p. 486; League of Nations Committee of Experts, Report and Draft Convention on Territorial Waters, this Journal, Spec. Supp., Vol. 20 (1926), pp. 62, 115, 141; Harvard Research Draft Convention and Comment on Territorial Waters, ibid., Vol. 23 (1929), p. 243; Hague Codification Conference, 1930, Bases of Discussion, L. N. Doc. C. 74. M. 39, 1929. V, this Journal, Supp., Vol. 24 (1930), p. 25; also Committee Report, L. N. Pub. V. Legal Questions. 1930.V.9, ibid., p. 234.

Protective Jurisdiction Over Marginal Waters

  • Philip Marshall Brown


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