Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea by Cameron S. G. JefferiesMarine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea by Cameron S. G. Jefferies

Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea

byCameron S. G. Jefferies

Hardcover | August 23, 2016

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Marine mammal conservation remains a hot-button international environmental issue, but progress towards addressing key conservation and management issues within existing governance structures - most notably the International Whaling Commission - has stalled. Cameron Jefferies offers a freshlook at the future of international marine mammal management in a way that advances the ongoing dialog surrounding UNCLOS implementation and effective living marine resource management, while employing the comprehensive rational decision-making model as a theoretical framework. Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea lays out and critiques the marine mammal regulatory landscape. It introduces the rational conservation model, and details the modern threats to marine mammals, including climate change, by-catch, environmental pollution, ship strikes. Next, itdiscusses options for reform under UNCLOS and existing treaties, and finally introduces a new holistic treaty regime based on the rational conversation model, based in part on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement. This book will appeal to scholars, practitioners, and policymakers across public internationallaw, international relations, political science, and environmental policy in the academic, governmental, IO, and NGO spheres.
Dr. Cameron S. G. Jefferies is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. Dr. Jefferies holds a BSC and LLB from the University of Alberta and an LLM and SJD in Oceans Law and Policy from the University of Virginia School of Law, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on oceans law, shark and mari...
Title:Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the SeaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.09 × 6.42 × 1.18 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190493143

ISBN - 13:9780190493141

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"Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea is instantly the leading text on all aspects of the international regulation of marine mammals. The author provides a detailed study of the history and current status of global, regional, and national marine mammal management including theparalytic operation of the IWC and an expansive discussion of the conservation-preservation debate that has been the core cause of the paralysis. While telling the story well, Dr. Jefferies goes further with an impressive chapter devoted to the current challenges to the conservation of marinemammals which includes: global climate change; by-catch; ship strikes; environmental pollution, and ecotourism. Bravely, convincingly, and creatively the author calls for a compromise between the conservationists and preservationists through the replacement of the IWC with an implementing agreementwithin the framework of the Law of the Sea Convention." --Ted McDorman, Professor of Law, University of Victoria