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Aquaculture fast expanding globally: How can we secure a sustainable use of our oceans?

New book on Aquaculture Law and Policies. 21 writers from 12 different countries have contributed.


Trude Haugseth Moe 09.12.2016 13:01   (Last updated: 09.12.2016 13:14)

Aquaculture is a fast expanding industry globally. Foto: Colourbox

- There is an urgent need for internationally binding regulations, says Irene Dahl from JCLOS - K. G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea,  at the University of Tromsø. She is one of the co-writers and-editors of the book Aquaculture Law and Policy: Global, Regional and National perspectives, internationally published at Edward Elgar.

With aquaculture operations fast expanding around the world, the adequacy of aquaculture-related laws and policies has become a hot topic. 

Researcher, co-editor, and co-writer of the new book on Aquaculture Law and Policies, Irene Dahl from JCLOS, University of Tromsø Foto: Trude Haugseth Moe Foto: Trude Haugseth Moe

-  There is a huge demand in the world for aquaculture seafood, and the industry has grown a lot in the recent years. This book is meant to be a comprehensive guide to the complex regulatory seascape, says Irene Dahl.

“Our oceans are increasingly targeted for their resources. This forward-looking collection of essays explore 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 breadt, 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 oceons”, writes Richard Barnes, from the University of Hull, UK, about the book.

 

New book!

Aquaculture Law and Policy. Global, Regional and National Perspectives

Edited by Nigel Bankes, Irene Dahl and David L. VanderZwaag.

Edward Elgar Publishing.

Read more about the book here.