Marines, also known as a marine corps and naval infantry, are an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations on land and at sea, as well as the execution of their own operations. In the majority of countries, the marine force is part of the navy, but it can also be under the army like the Troupes de marine (French Marines) and Givati Brigade (Israeli Marines), or form an independent armed service branch like the United States Marine Corps and Royal Marines.
Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives.
With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th century the scale of landing operations increased; this brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.
The new treaty aims to codify an international law on territorial waters, sea lanes and marine resources, setting out the legal framework for all activities in the oceans and seas ... The negotiations aim to address marine genetic resources, including questions on benefit-sharing, ...
Further, the delegates' goal is to finalize the strategy to share benefits derived from the exploitation of marine genetic resources – namely materials from ocean plants, animals, and other organisms that may be commercially or scientifically valuable ... genetic resources.
... high seas, a vital yet fragile resource that covers nearly half the planet ... Such costly research at sea is largely the prerogative of the rich, but developing countries do not want to be left out of potential windfall profits drawn from marine resources that belong to no one.
The entire OSPMarine Fisheries Team participated in a week long ocean enforcement effort aboard the Guardian, patrolling ports from ...Oregon’s Marine Fisheries Team enforces and protects Oregon’s sport and commercial fishery regulations and marine resources.
13 just before 2 p.m. The crew aboard the vessel had been in the process of setting the fishing net when disaster struck ... These environmentally sensitive areas include kelp beds, wetlands, eelgrass, marine birds and mammals, waterfowl, raptors, salmonids, forage fish, shellfish, and other sensitive resources ...