Values at Sea

Ethics for the Marine Environment

Title Details

Pages: 304

Trim Size: 152.400mm x 228.600mm x 21.336mm

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Paperback

Pub Date: 05/19/2003

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2470-8

List Price: $30.95

Values at Sea

Ethics for the Marine Environment

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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.

Whether the reader is a novice to ethics or to the marine environmental movement, Values at Sea provides an insightful and valuable read. . . . Values at Sea provides extensive food for thought, laying out foundations on which a new marine ethics may be based.

International Journal of Maritime History

Ben G. Blount

Bryan Norton

Clark Wolf

Conner Bailey

Dan Durning

David Wirth

Doug Daigle

Douglas Caldwell

J. Baird Callicott

Karen Mumford

Karl Nordstrom

Kenneth Tenore

Mark Sagoff

Michael Shilin

Natalia Gajdamaschko

Stephen Kellert

R. E. Johannes

Barbara E. Ornitz

About the Author/Editor

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 of International, Comparative, and Graduate Legal Studies. She is the editor of five books, including Values at Sea (Georgia).