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Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

Series: The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics Volume: 17

Edited By: Keith Culver and David Castle


Hardback | Dec 2008 | #177646 | ISBN-13: 9781402088346
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Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada. Original chapters in this work examine: animal welfare; knowledge management and intellectual property; environmental sustainability; local, traditional, and aboriginal knowledge; consumers; and, integrated coastal zone management.

Authors of principal chapters are drawn from Canadian and European universities, while commentators are drawn from Canadian government and private sectors. This structure results in a deliberately engineered collision of diverse habits of thought and dissimilar bases of knowledge. In that collision the problems, options, and possible future of aquaculture are both explicitly argued, and shown in the interaction between authors and perspectives.

Of particular note is the inclusion of perspectives written by First Nations members, and an epilogue from the comparative perspective of US experience. This book will be of interest to those concerned with the social effects of intensification of food production, food security, scholars of technology, environment-focussed researchers, and anyone who cares about the future of the world's oceans. This volume is unique in its depiction of the nature and complexity of the social dimensions of the choice to farm the ocean.


Aquaculture, Innovation and Social TransformationEdited by Keith Culver and David CastleTable of Contents0.0 Keith Culver and David Castle: Editors' General Introduction1.0 Animal welfare in aquaculture1.1 Felicity Huntingford: Animal Welfare in Aquaculture1.2 Gilly Griffin: Science and Governance Issues in Aquaculture Animal Welfare1.3 Sunil Kadri: Welfare and Aquaculture Industry Practice2.0 Knowledge management and intellectual property issues2.1 Keith Culver: The Mark of Innovation in Aquaculture: the Role of Intangible Assets2.2 Brad Hicks: New School Fish Production vs Old School Fish Harvesting2.3 Tom Sephton: Return on Investment or How Not to Pay Commercial Licenses for Your Own Technology3.0 The environmental sustainability of aquaculture3.1 Kenneth Black: Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture3.2 Marc Saner: Ethics, Governance and Regulation and the Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture3.3 Fiona Cubitt, Kevin Butterworth and Scott McKinley: A Synopsis of Environmental Issues Associated with Salmon Aquaculture in Canada4.0 The interaction between traditional knowledge and modern aquaculture4.1 Larry Felt: "It all depends on the lens, B'y"*: Local Ecological Knowledge and Institutional Science in an Expanding Finfish Aquaculture Sector4.2 Teresa Ryan: "S'kuu see": Integrating Forms of Knowledge4.3 Marcel Shepert: Oral History and Traditional Ecological Knowledge5.0 Messages, consumers and aquaculture: new products; new worries5.1 David Castle and Karen Finlay: Public Engagement Regarding Aquaculture Products Produced Through Biotechnology5.2 Frode Nilssen: Consumers and Aquaculture, New Products - New worries5.3 Kenny McCaffrey: Aquaculture Innovation and the Role of Popular and Trade Media6.0 The final frontier: integrated coastal zone management6.1 Dan Lane, Wojtek Michalowski, Robert Stephenson and Fred Page: Integrated Systems Analysis for Marine Site Evaluations and Multicriteria Decision Support for Coastal Aquaculture6.2 Jamey Smith: Integrated Systems Analysis for Marine Site Evaluation: Appropriate for the Canadian Marine Farming Industry?6.3 Thierry Chopin: Models for Analysis and Practical Realities of Marine Aquaculture Siting7.0 New practices for global competitiveness: alternate species, alternate uses, and value-added aquaculture7.1 Jeremy Rayner: Governance for global competitiveness: the future of aquaculture policy in a world turned upside down7.2 Paul Lyon: Consumer Confidence, Food Safety, and Salmon Farming7.3 Colin Barrow: Aquaculture Policies for Global Competitiveness: An Industry Perspective8.0 Barry Costa-Pierce: Epilogue9.0 Jaques Paynter: Workshop Report

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