1st Edition

Towards Principled Oceans Governance Australian and Canadian Approaches and Challenges

Edited By Donald R. Rothwell, David L. VanderZwaag Copyright 2006
    400 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    444 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Australia and Canada have been at the forefront of efforts to operationalize integrated oceans and coastal management. Throughout the 1990s both countries devoted considerable effort to developing strategies to give effect to international ocean management obligations.

    This key book focuses on principles of marine environmental conservation and management, maritime regulation and enforcement, and regional maritime planning and implementation. With contributions from respected scholars, this informative book collectively assesses the obligations, compliance, implementation and trends in international ocean law, particularly in giving effect to an Oceans Policy, regional maritime planning, international oceans governance, and maritime security.  This book will be of interest to all academics involved with maritime studies and international law.

    Foreword: Donna Petrachenko, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  Preface  Part 1: Introduction  1. The Sea Change Towards Principled Oceans Governance  Part 2: Towards Integration and National Responses  2. Beyond the Buzzwords: A Perspective on Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management in Canada   3. Operationalizing Integrated Coastal and Oceans Management in Australia: The Challenges  4. The Application of Compliance and Enforcement Strategies on Canada’s Pacific Coast  5. Integrated Maritime Enforcement and Compliance in Australia  Part 3: Precautionary Approaches towards Ecosystem Management  6. Canada and the Precautionary Principle/Approach in Ocean and Coastal Management: Wading and Wandering in Tricky Currents  7. Australia and the Precautionary Principle: Moving from International Principles to Domestic and Local Implementation  8. Marine Ecosystem Management: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of the Parts?  9. Ecosystem Bill of Rights  Part 4: Community and Indigenous Interests  10. Community Involvement in Marine and Coastal Management in Australia and Canada  11. Aboriginal Title and Oceans Policy in Canada  12. Canada’s Seas and Her First Nations - A Colonial Paradigm Revisited  13. Indigenous Rights in the Sea: The Law and Practice of Native Title in Australia  14. Aboriginal Peoples and Ocean Policy in Australia: An Indigenous Perspective  Part 5: International Dimensions  15. The Challenge of International Oceans Governance: Institutional, Ethical and Conceptual Dilemmas


    Donald R. Rothwell, Ph.D., is Challis Professor of International Law, University of Sydney, Australia, and Director of the Sydney Centre for International and Global Law. He is a past president of the Australian New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL), and member of the Commission on Environmental Law, World Conservation Union (IUCN).

    David L. VanderZwaag is Research Chair in Ocean Law and Governance, Dalhousie University, Australia. He is a member of the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL), World Conservation Union (IUCN) and presently chairs the IUCN Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs.