Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


This study examines the potential impact of UNCLOS-III on one state, Washington. The impact is only potential as there is no foolproof means of predicting with any degree of accuracy the precise course that would be followed within the state of Washington in the event that a future Administration ratified UNCLOS-III. However it is possible to examine the articles and annexes of the Treaty, one by one, and conclude what the likely impact would be on the institutions and citizens of the state of Washington.