Synopses & Reviews
Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada. Original chapters 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.
From the reviews: "Presents oppositional evidence around seven contentious issues surrounding aquaculture in an advanced industrial country ... . very interesting book-and a way to learn about aquaculture as a future source of animal protein. ... required reading for those interested in aquaculture as a source of food and trade. It is also useful for scholars of ethics, knowledge, and governance of production and natural resources. ... Contested knowledges, particularly of impacts, of both scientists and fishers is the basis of governance in times of rapid change." (Cornelia Butler Flora, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 23, 2010)
This book presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada. It is unique in its depiction of the nature and complexity of the social dimensions of the choice to farm the ocean.
Table of Contents
Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation Edited by Keith Culver and David Castle Table of Contents 0.0 Keith Culver and David Castle: Editors' General Introduction 1.0 Animal welfare in aquaculture 1.1 Felicity Huntingford: Animal Welfare in Aquaculture 1.2 Gilly Griffin: Science and Governance Issues in Aquaculture Animal Welfare 1.3 Sunil Kadri: Welfare and Aquaculture Industry Practice 2.0 Knowledge management and intellectual property issues 2.1 Keith Culver: The Mark of Innovation in Aquaculture: the Role of Intangible Assets 2.2 Brad Hicks: New School Fish Production vs Old School Fish Harvesting 2.3 Tom Sephton: Return on Investment or How Not to Pay Commercial Licenses for Your Own Technology 3.0 The environmental sustainability of aquaculture 3.1 Kenneth Black: Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture 3.2 Marc Saner: Ethics, Governance and Regulation and the Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture 3.3 Fiona Cubitt, Kevin Butterworth and Scott McKinley: A Synopsis of Environmental Issues Associated with Salmon Aquaculture in Canada 4.0 The interaction between traditional knowledge and modern aquaculture 4.1 Larry Felt: "It all depends on the lens, B'y"*: Local Ecological Knowledge and Institutional Science in an Expanding Finfish Aquaculture Sector 4.2 Teresa Ryan: "S'kuu see": Integrating Forms of Knowledge 4.3 Marcel Shepert: Oral History and Traditional Ecological Knowledge 5.0 Messages, consumers and aquaculture: new products; new worries 5.1 David Castle and Karen Finlay: Public Engagement Regarding Aquaculture Products Produced Through Biotechnology 5.2 Frode Nilssen: Consumers and Aquaculture, New Products - New worries 5.3 Kenny McCaffrey: Aquaculture Innovation and the Role of Popular and Trade Media 6.0 The final frontier: integrated coastal zone management 6.1 Dan Lane, Wojtek Michalowski, Robert Stephenson and Fred Page: Integrated Systems Analysis for Marine Site Evaluations and Multicriteria Decision Support for Coastal Aquaculture 6.2 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 Siting 7.0 New practices for global competitiveness: alternate species, alternate uses, and value-added aquaculture 7.1 Jeremy Rayner: Governance for global competitiveness: the future of aquaculture policy in a world turned upside down 7.2 Paul Lyon: Consumer Confidence, Food Safety, and Salmon Farming 7.3 Colin Barrow: Aquaculture Policies for Global Competitiveness: An Industry Perspective 8.0 Barry Costa-Pierce: Epilogue 9.0 Jaques Paynter: Workshop Report