The pace of technological, social, and environmental change in Canada's Arctic has profound effects on resource management and policy decisions. The chapters in this volume result from a project undertaken by the Ocean Management Research Network that examines the nature of Arctic environmental evolution and sustainability. From the pressures of development, technological advances, globalization, and climate change to social and cultural life, this book attempts to define the nature of competing demands and assess their impact on the environment. Breaking Ice: Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North provide a detailed examination of ocean and coastal management in the Canadian north, exploring a wide range of issues critical to environmental stewardship and breaking the ice to connect academics, government managers, policy-makers, aboriginal groups, and industry.
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Fikret Berkes is professor and Canada Research Chair in Community-Based Resource Management, at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba. Rob Huebert is associate professor with the Department of Political Science and the associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary. Helen Fast works in the Oceans Programs Division, Central & Arctic Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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