Breaking Ice: Integrated Ocean Management in the Canadian North

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The pace of technological, social, and environmental change in Canadas Arctic has profound effects on resource management and policy decisions. The chapters in this volume result from a project undertaken by the Ocean Management Research Network that examines the nature of Arctic environmental evolution and sustainability. From the pressures of development, technological advances, globalization and climate change to social and cultural life, this book attempts to define the nature of competing demands and assess their impact on the environment. These essays provide a detailed examination of ocean and coastal management in the Canadian north, exploring a wide range of issues critical to environmental stewardship, and breaking the ice to connect academics, government managers, policy-makers, aboriginal groups and industry.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552381595
  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2005
  • Series: Northern Lights Series
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Fikret Berkes is professor and Canada Research Chair in Community-Based Resource Management, at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba.

Rob Huebert is associate professor with the Department of Political Science and the associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary.

Helen Fast works in the Oceans Programs Division, Central & Arctic Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Feeding the family in times of change 23
3 Sustainability and vulnerability : aboriginal arctic food security in a toxic world 47
4 Ecosystem-based management and marine environmental quality indicators in northern Canada 71
5 Integrated management planning in Canada's western arctic : an adaptive consultation process 95
6 Marine stewardship and Canada's oceans agenda in the western Canadian arctic : a role for youth 119
7 A place for traditional ecological knowledge in resource management 141
8 Understanding and communicating about ecological change : denesoline indicators of ecosystem health 165
9 Wildlife tourism at the edge of chaos : complex interactions between humans and polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba 183
10 Economic development based on local resources : commercial harvesting of Caribou on Southampton Island 203
11 Cross-scale institutions and building resilience in the Canadian North 225
12 Adaptive co-management of arctic char in Nunavut territory 249
13 Unpacking social learning in social-ecological systems : case studies of polar bear and narwhal management in northern Canada 269
14 Exploring the role of law and hierarchy in ideas of resilience : regulating resource harvesting in Nunavut 291
15 Return of the "vikings" : the Canadian-Danish dispute over Hans Island - new challenges for the control of the Canadian North 319
16 Issues, priorities, and research directions for oceans management in Canada's North 337
17 Conclusion : integration, innovation, and participation 363
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