Invasive Seaweed: Global and Regional Law and Policy Responses

50 Botanica Marina 438, 2007

14 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2012

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute; World Maritime University (WMU)

Moira McConnell

Dalhousie University

David VanderZwaag

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 2007

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.

Keywords: global, policy, biological diversity, seaweed, precaution, regional, law and policy

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and McConnell, Moira and VanderZwaag, David, Invasive Seaweed: Global and Regional Law and Policy Responses (2007). 50 Botanica Marina 438, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2112216

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

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Moira McConnell

Dalhousie University ( email )

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David VanderZwaag

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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