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Issues In Arctic Fisheries Governance: A Canadian Perspective

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This paper examines modern management principles e.g., ecosystem and the precautionary approaches, as a prism through which to understand possible future Canadian views on key governance and management issues and proposals related to arctic fisheries and ecosystems. Diverse approaches are already figuring prominently in commentary and literature. It describes key features of Canadas arctic especially in relation to fisheries, domestic policy directions of relevance to arctic debates, and specific obligations and agreements with northern communities. The chapter then highlightsfrom the personal experience of the author in representing Canada at international policy debates areas of agreement and contention relevant to proposed arctic solutions.

Keywords: arctic fisheries; Canada; ecosystem



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