Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

  • Keith Culver
  • David Castle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Editors’ Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keith Culver, David Castle
      Pages 1-15
  3. Animal Welfare in Aquaculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-19
    2. Felicity Huntingford
      Pages 21-33
  4. Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property Issues in Aquaculture

  5. The Environmental Sustainability of Aquaculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-95
    2. Kenneth D. Black
      Pages 97-113
    3. Marc A. Saner
      Pages 115-121
    4. Fiona Cubitt, Kevin Butterworth, Robert Scott McKinley
      Pages 123-162
  6. The Interaction Between Traditional and Local Knowledge, and Modern Aquaculture

  7. Messages, Consumers and Aquaculture: New Products, New Worries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-220
    2. David Castle, Karen Finlay, Steve Clark
      Pages 221-234
  8. The Final Frontier: Integrated Coastal Zone Management

  9. New practices for Global Competitiveness: Alternate Species, Alternate Uses, and Value-Added Aquaculture

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 315-345

About this book


Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada.

Original chapters examine:

  • animal welfare;
  • knowledge management and intellectual property;
  • environmental sustainability;
  • local, traditional, and aboriginal knowledge;
  • consumers;
  • and integrated coastal zone management.

Authors of principal chapters are drawn from Canadian and European universities, while commentators are drawn from Canadian government and private sectors. This structure results in a deliberately engineered collision of diverse habits of thought and dissimilar bases of knowledge. In that collision the problems, options, and possible future of aquaculture are both explicitly argued, and shown in the interaction between authors and perspectives.

Of particular note is the inclusion of perspectives written by First Nations members, and an epilogue from the comparative perspective of US experience.

This book will be of interest to those concerned with the social effects of intensification of food production, food security, scholars of technology, environment-focussed researchers, and anyone who cares about the future of the world’s oceans. 

This volume is unique in its depiction of the nature and complexity of the social dimensions of the choice to farm the ocean.


animal welfare aquaculture environment environmental sustainability ethics fisheries food security marine ecology oceans rural sociology sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Culver
    • 1
  • David Castle
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New BrunswickFredericton, New BrunswickCanada
  2. 2.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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