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Author Russell, Denise
Title Who Rules the Waves? : Piracy, Overfishing and Mining the Oceans
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2010
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Note Who Rules The Waves? -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Freedom of the Seas -- Early attempts to close off the seas -- Pirates, privateers and the domination of the seas -- Grotius' arguments for freedom of the seas -- Replies to Grotius defending closure of the seas -- Limits to freedom of the seas -- Grotius' principles in the current law of the sea -- Climate change, rising sea levels and the displacement of island communities -- 2. Underwater Non-living Resources -- Who has a claim? -- Anarctic and the Southern Ocean -- The Arctic Ocean -- Ecological threats from oil and gas activities in the Arctic -- Stresses on the Arctic from climate change -- Ocean acidification -- Different ways of valuing the polar regions -- 3. Underwater Cultural Heritage -- What is underwater cultural heritage? -- Salvage laws -- Treasure salvors and ownership -- National ownership -- Common heritage -- 4. Modern Piracy and Terrorism on the Sea -- The Alondra Rainbow -- The Law of the sea and contemporary piracy -- Why piracy now? -- The rise of piracy in Somalia -- Pirate attacks on private boats -- Terrorism on the sea -- 5. The Fishing Wars -- The cod wars -- The turbot war -- Fish piracy -- Threats to fish populations from climate change and ocean acidification -- The war on fish -- 6. Cetaceans and the Sea -- Whales and dolphins -- Cetaceans and morality -- Threats facing cetaceans -- Protection agencies -- 7. Sea Gypsies -- Sea gypsies: people without an address or 'names that can be found in books' -- The sea as home -- Threats to sea-gypsy cultures -- Sea borders, shark fishing and cultural survival -- 8. Indigenous Sea Claims -- Ownership as belonging -- Contemporary attempts to assert ownership of the oceans by indigenous groups -- Australian High Court decisions on Sea Rights
Indigenous sea rights and envirinmental threats -- 9. Protection of the Oceans -- Ownership of coastal areas -- Ownership of international waters -- International ocean governance -- Implementation of a new ocean management regime -- Notes -- Index
A valuable interdisciplinary analysis of the politics of the sea that spans key environmental issues such as climate change, overfishing and piracy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Russell, Denise Who Rules the Waves? : Piracy, Overfishing and Mining the Oceans London : Pluto Press,c2010 9780745330051
Subject Law of the sea
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