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Invasive seaweeds: global and regional law and policy responses
Doelle, M.; McConnell, M.L.; VanderZwaag, D.L. (2007). Invasive seaweeds: global and regional law and policy responses. Bot. Mar. 50(5-6): 438-450. dx.doi.org/10.1515/BOT.2007.046
In: Botanica Marina. Walter de Gruyter & Co: Berlin; New York. ISSN 0006-8055, more
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Also published as
  • Doelle, M.; McConnell, M.L.; VanderZwaag, D.L. (2007). Invasive seaweeds: global and regional law and policy responses, in: Johnson, C.G. (Ed.) Seaweed invasions: a synthesis of ecological, economic and legal imperatives. Botanica Marina, 50(5-6): pp. 438-450, more

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Keywords
    Policy (international); Global; Marine

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  • Doelle, M.
  • McConnell, M.L.
  • VanderZwaag, D.L.

Abstract
    We consider law and policy responses to invasive seaweeds at global and regional levels. Key global regimes considered include the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Ramsar Convention and the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species. Contributions from the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Maritime Organization are also considered in the global context. At a regional level, examples of efforts in North America and Europe are offered to illustrate challenges and opportunities for regional responses to invasive seaweeds. We conclude with law and policy recommendations, most notably the need to approach the issue of invasive seaweeds in a manner consistent with the precautionary principle.

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