The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

Editors: Culver, Keith, Castle, David (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

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)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Editors’ Introduction

    Culver, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Animal Welfare in Aquaculture

    Huntingford, Felicity

    Pages 21-33

  • Science and Governance Issues in Aquaculture AnimalWelfare

    Griffin, Gilly

    Pages 35-49

  • Welfare and Aquaculture Industry Practice

    Kadri, Sunil

    Pages 51-55

  • The Mark of Innovation in Aquaculture: The Role of Intangible Assets

    Culver, Keith

    Pages 61-74

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eBook $249.00
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Hardcover $319.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8834-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8002-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation
Editors
  • Keith Culver
  • David Castle
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8835-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8835-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8834-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8002-8
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 346
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