- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: UBC Press (May 11 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0774818107
- ISBN-13: 978-0774818100
- Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15 x 2.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 558 g
The Aquaculture Controversy in Canada successfully negotiates the minefield of partisan positions and provides a clear way to grasp the multidimensional character of the aquaculture controversy.
– Jeremy Rayner, Political Science, University of Regina
The authors have done an excellent job of presenting the aquaculture story in Canada, especially in BC. They provide an enormous amount of basic information and analysis that permits readers to evaluate key issues such as the extent to which the social and environmental impacts of aquaculture should lead to its expansion or demise.
– Peter Sinclair, Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
The farming of aquatic organisms is one of the most promising but controversial new industries in Canada. The industry has the potential to solve food supply problems, but critics believe it poses unacceptable threats to human health, local communities, and the environment. This book is not about the methods and techniques of aquaculture, but it is an exploration of the controversy itself. The authors present the controversy as a multi-layered conflict about knowledge, rights, and development. Comprehensive and balanced, this book addresses one of the most contentious public policy and environmental issues facing the world today.
About the Author
Nathan Young is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa. Ralph Matthews is a professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and professor emeritus of sociology at McMaster University.