Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The United States and England have each instituted government programs designed to protect coastal resources, but the two programs differ in scope and substance. The United States enacted federal legislation that helped individual coastal states establish and fund coastal programs. By contrast, the Parliament has enacted few meaningful coastal zone management programs and has instead relied on participation from private conservation organizations and local governments to manage and protect coastal resources. This Note compares the coastal zone management programs of England and the United States and proposes improvements for each program.