The aquaculture industry is fast expanding around the globe and causing major environmental and social disruptions. The volume is about getting a 'good governance' grip on this important industry.
The book highlights the numerous law and policy issues that must be addressed in the search for effective regulation of aquaculture. Those issues include among others: the equitable and fair assignment of property rights; the design of effective dispute resolution mechanisms; clarification of what maritime laws apply to aquaculture; adoption of a proper taxation system for aquaculture; resolution of aboriginal offshore title and rights claims; recognition of international trade law restrictions such as labeling limitations and food safety requirements; and determination of whether genetically modified fish should be allowed and if so under what controls.
This book will appeal to a broad range of audiences: undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, policy makers, NGOs, practicing lawyers and industry representatives.
Introduction: Towards Principled Access and Operations in Aquaculture Part 1: Aquaculture Law and Policy at the Millennium: Global Trends and Challenges 1. Global Trends in Aquaculture Development 2. Global Challenges in the Regulation of Aquaculture Part 2: Canadian Experience and Challenges in Aquaculture Law and Policy 3. Canadian Aquaculture and the Principles of Sustainable Development: Gauging the Law and Policy Tides and Charting a Course 4. A Principled Approach to Property Rights in Canadian Aquaculture 5. Conflict Prevention and Management: Designing Effective Dispute Resolution Strategies for Aquaculture Siting and Operations 6. Mariculture and Canadian Maritime Law Jurisdiction: An Unexplored Relationship? 7 . The Taxation of Aquaculture in Canada: Policy Implications of the Agricultural Model Part 3: Aboriginal Title and Rights in Aquaculture 8. Aboriginal Title and Aquaculture 9. Aquaculture Law and Policy in Canada and the Duty to Consult with Aboriginal Peoples 10. The Duty to Consult: The Mi’kmaq Perspective 11. Indigenous Rights: Implications for Aquaculture Part 4: International Trade Dimensions in Aquaculture 12. Aquaculture and the Multilateral Trade Regime: Issues of Seafood Safety, Labelling and the Environment 13. The Impact of European Union Trade Relations on Coastal Communities in Scandinavia: The Case of Salmon Farming Exports from the Faroes and Norway 14. Transgenic Fish: Some Canadian Regulatory Issues Part Five: Comparative National Legal Approaches in Aquaculture 15. Development of a US EEZ Operational Framework for Aquaculture 16. Australian Aquaculture: Opportunities and Challenges 17. New Zealand Mariculture: Unfairly Challenged? Conclusion: 'Towards Principled Access and Operations' Sustainable Aquaculture Law and Policy Needs