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Author Greer, David (David Seton)

Title Blue genes : sharing and conserving the world's aquatic biodiversity / David Greer and Brian Harvey
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  333.95160916 Gre/Bgs  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. The gene rush : finding new value in aquatic biodiversity -- 2. Managing aquatic genetic resources : tools and policy gaps -- 3. Whose to share? : ownership and control of aquatic resources -- 4. Thinking locally : rights of indigenous and local communities -- 5. Acting globally : national laws on access to aquatic resources -- 6. Results that count : meaningful benefits for fishing communities -- 7. Putting principles into practice
Summary "This work is the first to look at the issues of ownership, governance and trade in aquatic genetic resources. Blue Genes describes the growing demand for aquatic genetic resources, and the desperate need to fill the policy vacuum for the management and conservation of aquatic biodiversity as a foundation for rules governing access to and use of aquatic genetic resources. Special attention is paid to the rights of indigenous and local communities providing access to those resources, and their role in managing and conserving aquatic biodiversity."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Aquaculture
Environment policy
Genetic resources
Natural resource management
Developing countries
Indigenous populations
Sustainable development
Case studies
Government regulation
International comparisons
Overseas item
Notes At foot of title: International Development Research Centre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biodiversity conservation.
Aquatic biodiversity -- Economic aspects.
Aquatic biodiversity conservation -- Government policy.
Aquatic germplasm resources conservation -- Government policy.
Aquatic germplasm resources -- Economic aspects.
Author Harvey, Brian J.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
LC no. 2004013709
ISBN 1844071065 paperback
1844071057 hardback