Values at Sea: Ethics for the Marine Environment

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Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
University of Georgia Press, 2003 - 293 pages
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The human impact on vast areas of the oceans remains relatively unregulated. Sometimes, in fact, the only controls over our exploitation of marine resources lie in our environmental consciousness. While the field of environmental ethics has explored rights and duties for land use, stewardship, and policy, relatively little attention has been given to comparable issues of marine environments.

Values at Sea makes an important step toward moving environmental ethics discussions into a broader framework. Gathered here are fifteen papers by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including ethicists, marine scientists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, lawyers, and activists. From the Great Lakes to the Pacific Islands, from the open sea to coastal areas, the papers cover a broad array of ethical issues and policy matters related to such topics as the valuation of marine life, indigenous peoples’ knowledge and environmental stewardship, endemic and exotic species, aquaculture, oil spills, and species protection.

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Where We Might Start
A Hierarchical Theory of Value Applied to the Great Lakes
Ethics Ecosystems and Shrimp Aquaculture in the Tropics
Native to a Place or Whats Wrong with Exotic Species?
Use and Misuse of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Perceptions of Legitimacy in Conflict between Commercial
Unilateral TradeBased Measures for Protection of the Marine
A Model for a Developing
Restoring Naturally Functioning Beaches and Dunes
How American Ecologists Think about Coastal Zone
Roles and Practices of the Scientific Community in Coastal

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Dorinda G. Dallmeyer is a faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program at the University of Georgia and is also the associate director of the University of Georgia's Dean Rusk Center—International, Comparative, and Graduate Legal Studies. She is the editor of five books, including Values at Sea, a volume of essays on ethvironmental ethics (Georgia).

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