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Aquaculture Law and Policy

Global, Regional and National Perspectives Edited by Nigel Bankes, Faculty of Law, The University of Calgary, Canada and K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway, Irene Dahl, K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway and David L. VanderZwaag, Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada
With aquaculture operations fast expanding around the world, the adequacy of aquaculture-related laws and policies has become a hot topic. This much-needed book provides a three-part guide to the complex regulatory landscape. The expert contributors first review the international legal dimensions, including chapters on law of the sea, trade, and access and benefit sharing. Part Two offers regional perspectives, discussing the EU and regional fisheries management organizations. The final part contains eleven case studies exploring how leading aquaculture producing countries have been putting sustainability principles into practice.
Extent: 512 pp
Hardback Price: $175.00 Web: $157.50
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 810 7
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Law
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  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
With aquaculture operations fast expanding around the world, the adequacy of aquaculture-related laws and policies has become a hot topic. This much-needed book provides a comprehensive guide to the complex regulatory seascape.

Split into three distinct parts, the expert contributors first review the international legal dimensions, including chapters on the law of the sea, trade, and access and benefit sharing for aquatic genetic resources. Part Two discusses how the EU and regional bodies, such as the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO), have addressed aquaculture development and management whilst the final part contains twelve national case studies exploring how leading aquaculture producing countries have been putting sustainability principles into practice. These case studies focus on implementation approaches and challenges, in particular emphasizing ongoing national struggles in attaining effective aquaculture zoning and marine spatial planning.

Students and scholars of environmental law and politics will find this contemporary volume an invaluable addition to the limited academic literature critiquing aquaculture law and policy. Policy makers, international bodies and NGOs will also find its insights particularly informative when ensuring sustainable aquaculture regulation and development.
‘Our oceans are increasingly targeted for their resources. This forward-looking collection of essays explores how States and regional arrangements are responding to challenges in the growth of aquaculture. Clarity of exposition, in what is an increasingly complex area of law and policy, is combined with breadth, depth and richness of research. Most importantly, the authors draw out valuable lessons and experience from around the world. This book is an essential reference point for anyone concerned with the sustainable use of our oceans.’
– Richard A. Barnes, The University of Hull, UK
Contributors: N.l Bankes, J.L. Batongbacal, P. Carrol, I. Dahl, M. Doelle, C. Engler, J. Fuentes Olmos, J. Glazewski, M. Haward, F. Humphries, A. Jóhannsdóttir, H. Liu, R. Long, I.E. Myklebust, A. Powers, T.G. Puthucherril, P. Saunders, K.N. Scott, A.-M. Slater, D.L. VanderZwaag, E. Whitsitt
Contents

1. Introduction: Navigating multilevel governance in aquaculture
Nigel Bankes, Irene Dahl and David L VanderZwaag

Part I Global Perspectives
2. The international law and policy seascape for aquaculture: Navigating tangled currents
David L VanderZwaag

3. Aquaculture and trade: Trade law and trade-related multilateral environmental agreements
Elizabeth Whitsitt and Nigel Bankes

4. The rising tide of access and benefit sharing in aquaculture
Fran Humphries

Part II Regional Perspectives
5. Regional approaches to aquaculture and a case study of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization
Irene Dahl

6. Aquaculture law and policy in the European Union: Prescriptive, diffuse and requiring further reform
Ronán Long

Part III National Perspectives
7. Australian Aquaculture
Marcus Haward

8. Aquaculture governance in Canada: A patchwork of approaches
Meinhard Doelle and Phillip Saunders

9. Three pillars for sustainable marine aquaculture: The evolving regulatory framework in Chile
Jessica Fuentes and Cecilia Engler

10. National aquaculture law and policy: China
LIU Hui

11. Iceland: Aspects of the legal environment relating to aquaculture
Aðalheiður Jóhannsdóttir

12. Sustainable aquaculture in India: Looking back to think ahead
Tony George Puthucherril

13. Aquaculture law and policy in New Zealand
Karen N Scott

14. Aquaculture law and administration in Norway
Ingunn Elise Myklebust

15. The regulatory regime for aquaculture in the Philippines
Jay L Batongbacal

16. Marine aquaculture in South Africa: The policy and legal framework
Jan Glazewski

17. Aquaculture and the law: United Kingdom and Scotland
Anne-Michelle Slater

18. Aquaculture in the United States
Ann Powers and Patrick Carroll

19. Conclusion: A summary of common themes
Nigel Bankes, Irene Dahl and David L VanderZwaag

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