UNCLOS: Senate ratification is optional?

I’ve always believed that UN treaties could not be implemented in the USA without Senate ratification? What’s up with this?

Apparently NOAA disagrees with waiting for US Senate ratification of the UNCLOS (aka the law of the sea treaty):

As a matter of national and economic security and international leadership, the U.S. follows the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. This law establishes claims of territorial waters and universal legal controls for the management of marine natural resources and the control of pollution.


  • borehead

    What a bunch of back dooring whores NOAA has become under Lubchenco.
    Don't they think people read this bullshit?
    Lets take 'em down a few pegs.

  • Jellyfish Jane took this beaurocracy to the point of circling the drain for sure. But we can't blame her for this NOAA page, I think the date is 2006. These fabian socialists have been infiltrating NOAA for decades, the rot runs deep!