International comparison of the management and oversight of anchorages outside the jurisdictions of major public ports: international comparisons and options
Project Duration
December 2018
April 2019
Research Priority Area
Maritime Law, Policy and Governance
Project Website

The project "International Comparison of the Management and Oversight of Anchorages Outside the Jurisdictions of Major Public Ports: International Comparisons & Options" deals with the following components:

Component 1: An International comparison and assessment of industry best practices;

  • To review the management and oversight approaches of anchorages outside public ports similar in nature to major Canadian ports such as Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax.

Component 2: The assessment of international frameworks to evaluate sites based on site characteristics and to manage and oversee anchorages that could be implemented in Canada;

  • Propose options to identify, manage and oversee anchoring sites at major ports (e.g. Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax) that balance safety, economic, environmental, cultural and social issues and concerns.
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Project Officer
Tafsir Matin Johansson
Assistant Professor (Research/Ocean Sustainability, Governance & Management)
Satya Sahoo
Assistant Professor