The risk is that the zoning idea will get mired in decades-long debates while the oceans continue to deteriorate. The U.S. needs to act with urgency. As other nations do the same, they can work together to manage the high seas that are the domain of no single country. Cooperation is no longer optional; it is essential. We don’t have another 100 years to get it right.
Note: This article was originally printed with the title, "Zoning for Oceans."
This article was originally published with the title Zoning for Oceans.