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Sharing the Ocean: Stories of Science, Politics, and Ownership from America's Oldest Industry

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Book News Annotation:

As commercial fisheries researcher Crocker points out, environmentalists and scientists are not necessarily the protagonists in a struggle against fishermen to prevent over-exploitation of limited resources. In fact, the relationship is complex, and it appears one outcome is that the ideology shared by policy-makers and mainstream environmentalists may have actually sustained the ecological crisis. Crocker closely examines the fisheries system and attempts at regulation that may have done more harm than good, and also takes a good look at the environmental justice movement. The narratives he provides from all sides of the issue illustrate the complexities of an ongoing and often desperate argument. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Most popular and scholarly investigations of the New England groundfish management crisis have not produced very complex stories. Environmentalists and scientists are typically portrayed as the protagonists in a relentless struggle against antagonistic fishermen to prevent overexploitation. Instead, this book explores how an ideology shared by officials at the National Marine Fisheries Service and mainstream environmentalists has paradoxically sustained the ecological crisis and led to an unjust distribution of access to the fishery. A major goal of the book is to demonstrate how deeply the fisheries crisis and, indeed, most natural resource dilemmas are influenced by competing social values. Intended for a general audience, this book explores the ecological sustainability of complex biological systems such as marine fisheries, as well as the economic benefits if such resources are shared equitably. Using a collaborative change approach, the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance has work

Product Details

ISBN:
9780884483069
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Photographer:
Hale, Rebecca
Author:
Crocker, Michael
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Management
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Subject:
Fishery policy -- United States.
Subject:
Groundfish fisheries - New England -
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
134
Dimensions:
9.97x7.48x.36 in. 1.06 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Most popular and scholarly investigations of the New England groundfish management crisis have not produced very complex stories. Environmentalists and scientists are typically portrayed as the protagonists in a relentless struggle against antagonistic fishermen to prevent overexploitation. Instead, this book explores how an ideology shared by officials at the National Marine Fisheries Service and mainstream environmentalists has paradoxically sustained the ecological crisis and led to an unjust distribution of access to the fishery. A major goal of the book is to demonstrate how deeply the fisheries crisis and, indeed, most natural resource dilemmas are influenced by competing social values. Intended for a general audience, this book explores the ecological sustainability of complex biological systems such as marine fisheries, as well as the economic benefits if such resources are shared equitably. Using a collaborative change approach, the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance has work
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