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Globalization: Effects on Fisheries Resources

By: William W Taylor (Editor), Michael G Schechter (Editor), Lois G Wolfson (Editor), Jianguo "Jack" Liu (Foreword By)

554 pages, 4 plates with colour illustrations; 44 b/w illustrations, 26 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2012 | #198390 | ISBN-13: 9781107406605
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Hardback | Oct 2007 | #166181 | ISBN-13: 9780521875936
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About this book

Globalization is a multidimensional issue, and its impacts on world resources cross and integrate environmental, economic, political and cultural boundaries. Over the last few decades, the push towards globalization has brought a new dimension in which managers of fisheries and water resources will need to operate, both at the local and global level of governance. In order to effectively address the future sustainability of these resources, it is critical to understand the driving factors of globalization and their effect on fisheries ecosystems and the people who depend on these resources for their cultural and societal well-being. This 2007 book discusses the social and political changes affecting fisheries, the changes to ecological processes due to direct and indirect impacts of globalization, the changing nature of the goods and services that fisheries ecosystems are able to provide, and the resultant changes in markets and economic assessment of our fishery resources.


Foreword Jianguo Liu
Introduction: Globalization and fisheries: a necessarily interdisciplinary inquiry John Rood and Michael Schechter

Part I. Impacts of Globalization on Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats
1. Globalization: implications for fish, fisheries and their management William W. Taylor, Nancy J. Leonard, Jud F. Kratzer, Chris Goddard and Patricia Stewart
2. Fisheries globalization: fair trade or piracy Jackie Alder and Reg Watson
3. Effects of globalization on freshwater systems and strategies for conservation Jessica Seares, Katherine Smith, Elizabeth Anderson and Catherine Pringle
4. Globalization effects on water quality: monitoring the impact on and control of waterborne disease Joan Rose and Stephanie Molloy
5. Health challenges to aquatic animals in the globalization era Mohamed Faisal
6. Globalization, biological invasions, and ecosystem changes in North America's Great Lakes Kristen Holeck, Edward Mills and Hugh J. MacIsaac

Part II. Case Studies of Globalization and Fisheries Resources
7. Possible contributions of globalization in creating and addressing seahorse conservation problems Amanda C. J. Vincent, A. D. Marsden and U. R. Sumaila
8. Wronging rights and righting wrongs: some lessons on community viability from the colonial era in the Pacific Kenneth Ruddle
9. Cooperation and conflict between large and small-scale fisheries: a Southeast Asian example Richard Pollnac
10. Response of Alaskan fishermen to aquaculture and the salmon crisis Rosamond Naylor, Josh Eagle and Whitney Smith
11. Tilapia: a fish with global reach Joseph J. Molnar and William H. Daniels
12. The influence of globalization on the sustainability of North Pacific salmon fisheries William Taylor and Nancy Leonard

Part III. Governance and Multilevel Management Systems
13. Great Lakes fisheries as a bellwether of global governance Michael Schechter and Grant Folland
14. Ecosystem-based insights on Northwest Atlantic fisheries in an age of globalization Dean Bavington and James Kay
15. Fishy food laws P. Vincent Hegarty

Part IV. Ethical, Economic and Policy Implications
16. The intersection of global trade, social networks, and fisheries Kenneth A. Frank, Katrina Mueller, Ann Krause, William Taylor and Nancy Leonard
17. Fishing for consumers: market driven factors affecting the sustainability of the fish and seafood supply chain H. Christopher Peterson and Karl Fronc
18. Globalization and worth of fishery resources in an integrated market based system William Knudson and H. Christopher Peterson
19. Can transgenic fish save fisheries? Rebecca Bratspie
20. Contributing to fisheries sustainability through the adoption of a broader ethical approach Tracy Dobson and Henry Regier

Part V. Conclusions and Recommendations
21. Globalization and fisheries: recommendations for policy and management Tracy L. Kolb and William W. Taylor


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William W. Taylor is professor and chairperson in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Michael G. Schechter is professor and chairperson in the department of International Relations at Michigan State University.
Lois G. Wolfson is a specialist at the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University.

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