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Sharing the Ocean: Stories of Science, Politics, and Ownership from Americas Oldest Industry Michael Crocker

Sharing the Ocean: Stories of Science, Politics, and Ownership from Americas Oldest Industry

Michael Crocker

Published June 30th 2008
ISBN : 9780884483069
Paperback
134 pages
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 About the Book 

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 againstMoreMost 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