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Global Change in Marine Systems
Societal and Governing Responses

ISBN 9781138059221
Published November 15, 2017 by Routledge
348 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Marine social and ecological systems around the world face multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors associated with global change. The resulting changes can create hardship for local societies that depend on them for food, livelihoods and wellbeing. Knowing how to respond to global change in a timely and appropriate manner is increasingly occupying the attention of researchers, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners around the world.


Written by an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change, highlighting and explaining similarities and distinctions between successful, and less successful, responses. The authors present "I-ADApT", an analytical framework that enables decision makers to consider possible responses to global change, based on experiences elsewhere. Within this volume, I-ADApT is applied to 20 enlightening case studies covering a wide range of marine systems that have been challenged by critical global change issues around the world.


Introducing innovative research to work towards a range of possible responses to global change, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as: Environment & Natural Resources, Marine Resources and social sciences.

Table of Contents



List of contributors

Introduction: Societal and governing responses to global change in marine systems


Part1_Oyster farming systems under stress

Chapter 1_Oyster farming in Matsushima Bay, Japan

Chapter 2_Ocean acidification and Pacific oyster larval failures in the Pacific Northwest United States

Chapter 3_ Mass mortality of farmed oysters in France: bad responses and good results

Part 2_Vulnerable mixed fisheries

Chapter 4_ Fisheries in Indonesia between livelihoods and environmental degradation: Coping strategies in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi

Chapter 5_The Baltic Sea, the Baltic Sea Action Plan and the challenge of adaptiveness

Part 3_Coastal water quality issues

Chapter 6_The crisis management of Amvrakikos Gulf (W. Greece) massive fish mortality: Lessons learned from the handling of a 950 tons dead farmed fish biomass

Chapter 7_ The crisis management of a Chatonella fish kill within the semi-enclosed embayment of Maliakos Gulf (CE Aegean Sea), Greece

Chapter 8_Clam harvesting in the Venice Lagoon, Italy

Chapter 9_ The case study of the regional ICM system introduced voluntarily by the prefectural government in Omura Bay, Japan

Chapter 10_Conservation of the short-necked clam in Yokohama, Japan

Part 4_Overexploited and weakly governable fisheries

Chapter11_A Balancing Act: Managing Multiple Pressures to Fisheries and Fish Farming in Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System, Philippines

Chapter 12_Threats of extreme events to the Bangladesh Sundarbans: Vulnerabilities, responses and appraisal

Chapter 13_Transition and Development in the Jin-shanzui Fishing Village near Shanghai, China

Chapter 14_Climate variability, overfishing and transformation in the small pel

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Patrice Guillotreau is Professor of Economics at the University of Nantes, France

Alida Bundy is a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ian Perry is a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada