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Governing Sustainable Seafood

1st Edition

By Simon R. Bush, Peter Oosterveer

Routledge

208 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Taking a social science approach, this book explores the governance of sustainable seafood, which is fundamental to food and nutrition security as well as being an important source of income and employment in many regions.

Due to the importance of protein and other fishery and aquaculture by-products, many wild fisheries are coming under pressure, and this increasing demand has created a strong driver to expand aquaculture. As a result, the social and environmental sustainability of these production systems have come into question. The authors of the book explore the governance of sustainable seafood, taking into account the rise of social movements through environmental non-governmental organisations, the nature and perceived limits of government regulation within and beyond the state, and the promise of market-based approaches to governance such as ecolabelling. The book focuses on how concern over sustainable seafood has been translated into different current forms of governance. It then assesses what alternative governance approaches are starting to emerge that combine movements, states and markets for sustainable seafood production and consumption, and their effects. The book concludes with a vision for the future through key principles for evaluating the collective impact of governing sustainable seafood.

This timely volume will be key reading for researchers interested in fisheries and aquaculture governance, as well as coastal and marine policies and sustainable food movements more broadly. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policymakers engaged in creating fishery policies and sustainable fishery development.

Table of Contents

1. Governing Seafood: An introduction

Part I Understanding Sustainable Seafood

2. Understanding sustainable seafood governance

3. The global dynamics of sustainable seafood

Part II Governing Sustainable Seafood

4. Public regulation of fisheries and aquaculture

5. Governing seafood through markets

6. Beyond labelling – alternative approaches to seafood sustainability

Part III The future of Sustainable Seafood

7. Towards a social understanding of the sustainable seafood movement

8. The future of sustainable seafood

About the Authors

Simon R. Bush is professor and chair of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is also associate editor of the journals Maritime Studies and Environmental Development.

Peter Oosterveer is professor of global food governance in the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is the author of Food, Globalization and Sustainability (Routledge, 2011).

About the Series

Earthscan Food and Agriculture

Earthscan Food and Agriculture
This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to food and agriculture, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
TEC049000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Fisheries & Aquaculture