Coastal and Ocean Management Law in a Nutshell surveys the continually evolving law of the coasts and oceans. The material is unique because it does not analyze the law of a discreet substantive field of law, but instead looks at the law in relation to a place the coasts and oceans. These areas are viewed from common law and modern regulatory perspectives, from the federal and state levels, and from an international perspective. Starting with principles of the common law concerning the public trust doctrine and ownership of waters and coastal lands, the book moves to modern issues of beach access, coastal development and regulation of coastal resources, and the Coastal Zone Management Act. Offshore resource management issues, including outer continental shelf oil development and mining, fisheries, historic wrecks, navigation and pollution control, and protection of marine species are also surveyed. Finally, recent developments in the law of the sea and the United States? ocean law and policy responses are reviewed.