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Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

Culver, Keith, Castle, David (Eds.)

2008, XII, 346 p.

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  • A collaborative study of the social context, future and consequences of aquaculture in Canada
  • Features a blend of perspectives, containing Canadian and European academic chapters along with commentary from those who work in the private and public sectors
  • Contains First Nations perspectives offered by First Nations members
  • Includes an Epilogue entitled From the Outside Looking In, written by Barry Costa-Pierce of the University of Rhode Island who offers a comparative American perspective on the Canadian experience of industrializing aquaculture

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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » animal welfare - aquaculture - environment - environmental sustainability - ethics - fisheries - food security - marine ecology - oceans - rural sociology - sustainability

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Ecology - Sustainable Development

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 TradeMedia 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

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