Best Practices in Ecosystem-based Oceans Management in the Arctic.
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The aggregate effects of multiple uses of the oceans – fishing, transportation, petroleum development, waste disposal, etc. – call for an ecosystem-based approach to oceans management. The need for oceans management based on an ecosystem approach is now widely recognized by the international community, as reflected in calls for the application of the ecosystem approach by 2010 in the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation from WSSD1 as well as in recommendations from the UN General Assembly.2 In the Arctic context, the 2004 Arctic Marine Strategic Plan3 points to challenges and opportunities in this regard, and the working map of the 17 Arctic LMEs represents a basis for further work. The 2004 Arctic Marine Strategic Plan defines ecosystem-based management as an approach that “requires that development activities be coordinated in a way that minimizes their impact on the environment and integrates thinking across environmental, socio-economic, political and sectoral re.....
Series;NrNorsk Polarinstitutt Rapportserie; 129
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Spatial CoverageArctic Ocean
CitationHoel, A.H. (ed) (2009) Best Practices in Ecosystem-based Oceans Management in the Arctic. Tromso, Norway, Norsk Polarinstitutt, 114pp. (Norsk Polarinstitutt Rapportserie No. 129). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-395
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