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INMPs in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US

Introduction This chapter is a comparative analysis of the experiences of four of the most prominent maritime countries that have made the most progress towards establishing an INMP – Australia, Canada, the UK, and the USA – in order to draw out lessons that may help to guide Saudi Arabia towards following suit. During the 1990s, several coastal states began introducing integrated approaches to managing ocean and coastal activities (TOPS 2005). The Report of the Oceans Policy Summit 2005 ‘Integrated Ocean Policy: National and Regional Experiences, Prospects and Emerging Practices’ and the compilation of summaries of national and regional ocean policies prepared in 2005 by the Nippon Foundation Task Force on Oceans Policy, highlighted three regional and 19 national case studies of integrated ocean policies, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, to which we now turn.