Palgrave Studies in Maritime Politics and Security

Blue Governance in the Arctic and Antarctic

Private Fisheries Certification and the Law of the Sea

Authors: Honneland, Geir

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  • Discusses to what extent the precautionary approach to fisheries management is reflected in the MSC Fisheries Standard and in the certification of four clusters of fisheries in polar waters
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  • Focuses on how certification has influenced fisher behavior and state practice
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  • Presents measures introduced to reduce fisheries’ impacts on fish stocks and marine ecosystems
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This book discusses to what extent the precautionary approach to fisheries management is reflected in the MSC Fisheries Standard and in the certification of four clusters of fisheries in polar waters. Certification according to private sustainability standards (ecolabelling) has become an important addition to public fisheries management in recent years. The major global ecolabel in terms of comprehensiveness and coverage is the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. Becoming and remaining certified requires continuous behavioural adaptation from fisheries through a fine-meshed system of improvement conditions attached to certification. Focus is on how certification has influenced fisher behaviour and state practice. In the Southern Ocean krill and toothfish fisheries, MSC certification has generated new scientific knowledge about the stocks. In the Barents Sea cod and haddock fisheries, fishing companies have voluntarily adapted their behaviour to reduce the fishery’s impacts on endangered, threatened and protected species and bottom habitats. In the local lumpfish fisheries in Greenland, Iceland and Norway, measures have been introduced to reduce the effects on seabirds and marine mammals. In the Northeast Atlantic mackerel fisheries, impacts have been more modest. Private certification is no panacea, but it seems to have found a niche as a supplement to national legislation and international agreements. 

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Geir Hønneland is Adjunct Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Nord University, Norway. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and an LL.M. in the law of the sea and has published a number of books on international ocean governance, Arctic politics and Russian identity.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blue Governance in the Arctic and Antarctic
Book Subtitle
Private Fisheries Certification and the Law of the Sea
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Maritime Politics and Security
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-72585-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-72585-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72584-6
Series ISSN
2730-7972
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 100
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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