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Governing Oceans in a Time of Change

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Governing Oceans in a Time of Change

Fishing for the Future?

9781788119351 Edward Elgar Publishing
Marcus Haward, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania, Australia
Publication Date: June 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78811 935 1 Extent: 176 pp
This incisive book addresses the challenges facing the current institutional framework for governance of high seas fisheries. Marcus Haward identifies significant issues and difficulties affecting the management of fisheries in areas beyond national jurisdiction, as well as highlighting the key role that fishing and fisheries play in global ocean governance.

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This incisive book addresses the challenges facing the current institutional framework for governance of high seas fisheries. Marcus Haward identifies significant issues and difficulties affecting the management of fisheries in areas beyond national jurisdiction, as well as highlighting the key role that fishing and fisheries play in global ocean governance.

Through an assessment of the development of regional fisheries organizations and their implementation of management tools, Haward demonstrates their importance in contemporary ocean governance, offering a critical examination of the challenges they face in the pursuit of sustainable fisheries management. The book investigates the ability of regional fisheries bodies to constrain catches and capacity, and explores the factors impacting this, for example, states’ lack of cooperation and failure to commit to effective enforcement, and conflicting interests in resource utilization and conservation.

Governing Oceans in a Time of Change will prove a critical read for scholars and students of environmental policy, management and governance, particularly those with an interest in ocean governance and fisheries. Policymakers and practitioners working in this area will also find this book beneficial.
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‘A perfect blend of historical, theoretical and practical perspectives on international fisheries and ocean governance. This book offers masterful critiques of how ecosystem and precautionary approaches are being implemented in four regions of the world – the Northeast Atlantic, Western and Central Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean. Haward provides a comprehensive guide on the many ways to assess the effectiveness of regional fisheries management organizations including their struggles to address climate change and to protect marine biodiversity.’
– David VanderZwaag, Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Canada

‘Regional fisheries regimes constitute a distinct class of governance systems. But, increasingly, they interact with regimes dealing with shipping, marine mammals, seabirds, deep seabed mining, pollutants, and marine protected areas as well as with global arrangements addressing climate change and the loss of biodiversity. To understand the resultant institutional interplay, we need a conceptually sophisticated and descriptively rich account of the performance of fisheries regimes. Bringing to bear a combination of theoretical concepts, up-to-date quantitative data, and suitable case studies, Marcus Haward provides the most informed assessment of regional fisheries regimes available today.’
– Oran R. Young, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Fisheries and ocean governance: new paradigms, old issues? 3. Regional fisheries management 4. Moving with the times? North East Atlantic fisheries 5. Tuna tales: the Pacific and Indian Oceans 6. More than just fish: the Southern Ocean 7. Fishing for the future? 8. Conclusion References Index

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