Governing Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Nengye Liu, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, Australia, Cassandra M. Brooks, Environmental Studies Programme, University of Colorado Boulder, US and Tianbao Qin, School of Law, Wuhan University, China

Bringing together leading scholars from across a diverse range of disciplines, this unique book examines a key question: How can we best conserve marine living resources in the polar regions, where climate change effects and human activities are particularly pressing?

‘The polar regions are sentinels for biophysical change, changes that are in turn likely to have a range of impacts on geopolitics, human activities, resource use and environmental management. This book provides a timely and significant assessment of these opportunities and challenges, drawing on insights from experts on the Arctic and Southern Oceans. These perspectives – from science, law and political science – provide a comprehensive assessment of the current state of marine resource management in the polar regions.'
– Marcus Haward, University of Tasmania, Australia

‘The Earth's marine systems are under increasing pressure, nowhere more so than in the polar regions. In this timely volume, a team of knowledgeable analysts assess the capacity of existing Antarctic and Arctic regimes to cope with the resultant governance challenges. This work will be of interest not only to those concerned with the polar regions but also to the broader community of those interested in the fate of the world's marine systems in this era of global change.’
– Oran R. Young, University of California, Santa Barbara, US

2019 272 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 742 5 £81.00 £90.00 $121.50 $135.00

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