Daud HASSAN (University of Western Sydney), Land Based Sources of Marine Pollution Control in the South China Sea: A Regional Overview, English/28 Pages, May 2011.


Land based sources of marine pollution is a dominant threat to the marine environment of the South China Sea region (hereinafter the region). Although a number legal and policy initiatives have been undertaken to control LBSMP in the region questions remain as to how effective the present arrangements are. This paper evaluates the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for LBSMP control in the region. It identifies the sources of LBSMP in the region and reviews various institutional arrangements and mechanisms. It takes into account the various activities, measures and obstacles in controlling LBSMP in the region. All these examined with a view to assessing what progress has been made to achieve the goal of LBSMP control in the region.