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Governing Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions

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?
Extent: c 240 pp
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Publication Date: November 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 742 5
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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?

Part one of this timely book focuses on Antarctica, centring on the evolving work of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in managing the marine living resources of the Southern Ocean. Part two explores the multi-level governance regime in the Arctic, analysing the central Arctic Ocean fisheries agreement, the role of the Arctic Council and law and governance in Arctic states. Finally, part three considers some of the new challenges and opportunities, including new technology, bioprospecting and dispute settlement.

Providing a comprehensive assessment of the governance regimes of marine living resources in the Polar regions, this book will be of great interest to academics, NGOs, international organizations and government officials, whilst also being a key resource for practitioners working in the fisheries industries.
‘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
Contributors include: A.F. Barros-Platiau, C.M. Brooks, S. Cassotta, A.J. Constable, C. Costa de Oliveira, I. Hodgson-Johnston, D. Leary, G.G.B. Lima Moraes, N. Liu, P. Mazzega, A.J. Press, T. Qin, K. Reid, V. Schatz, A. Sergunin, R. Tiller, D. VanderZwaag, N. Vanstappen
Contents:

Foreword by Klaus Dodds
Foreword by Karen Scott
1. Introduction (Nengye Liu, Cassandra Brooks, Tianbao Qin)

Part I Antarctica
2. The Principles of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources: Why its Commission is not a Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Anthony J. Press, Indi Hodgson-Johnston and Andrew J. Constable

3. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR): Implementation of Conservation of Southern Ocean Marine Living Resources
Keith Reid

4. Geopolitical Complexity at the Bottom of the World: CCAMLR’s Ongoing Challenge of Adopting Marine Protected Areas
Cassandra Brooks

5. Inclusive and Evidence-based Decision-making in CCAMLR: a Basis for Ensuring Compliance?
Nils Vanstappen

Part II Arctic
6. Governance of Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean: Cooperative Currents, Foggy Future
David VanderZwaag

7. Russia and Arctic Fisheries
Alexander Sergunin

8. Governing Access Rights to Harvesting Marine Living Resources: the Case of the Svalbard Archipelago
Sandra Cassotta and Rachel Tiller

Part III Future Challenges and Prospects
9. Frozen Robots: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Antarctic: a New Tool or a New Challenge for Sustainable Ocean Governance?
David Leary

10. Bioprospecting in Antarctica: Obligations and Challenges
Ana Flávia Barros-Platiau, Carina Costa de Oliveira, Gabriela G. B. Lima Moraes and Pierre Mazzega

11. The Settlement of Disputes Concerning Conservation of Fish Stocks in the Arctic and Antarctic High Seas: Towards Comprehensive Compulsory Jurisdiction?
Valentin Schatz

12. The Future of Governing of Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions
Nengye Liu and Cassandra Brooks)

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