American and International Aquaculture Law
August 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of agriculture and the speed of scientific and economic advances during the past decade has outpaced the available literature dealing with legal aspects of aquaculture. This excellent new book redresses this imbalance and will provide a thorough and comprehensive reference for all those who are involved in the many aspects of aquaculture where up to date legal information is a vital tool for them to carry out their roles.
Aquaculture industry overview; State, Federal, International wildlife laws:legal definitions of aquaculture: ownership of aquatic animals and plants; The basic American regulatory structure; Summary of basic Federal Statutes; Dispute resolution: summary of litigated aquaculture cases, including international trade and arbitration cases and proceedings; The coastal zone and aquaculture; The "Public Trust" doctrine and aquaculture; Basic environmental considerations; Water and water rights; Shellfish laws and regulations; Birds, other fish and shellfish predators: the Migratory Bird Act; The Lacey Act; Efforts to reduce regulatory restraints: National Aquaculture Act and National Aquaculture Policy; International considerations: aquaculture in the exclusive economic zone: international codes for responsible aquaculture development: U.N. Fisheries Treaty; Endangered Species Act-"CITES"; Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and related Acts; Antitrust and trade regulation laws: an overview of Antitrust Laws and the Federal Trade Commission Act; Fish stock mortality and liability insurance; Aquaculture, the stock market and securities law; Possible sources of aquaculture finance