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323-Oceans in Crisis

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Shannon Gibson

on 20 October 2016

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Transcript of 323-Oceans in Crisis

Oceans in Crisis
Shannon Gibson, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Fisheries and Fishing
Fisheries Overexploited
Indirect Impacts of
Commercial Fishing
Debates over Ocean Preservation
Are humans
destroying the oceans?
Ecosystem-based management?
Restricting ocean-floor trawling?
Other Concerns for the Oceans
- Invasive species
- Algal blooms or “red tides”
- Coral reef loss
- Acidification
- Pollution
- Loss of mangroves
Global Oceans Governance
The Debate over Whaling
Law of the Sea
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
Pro-whaling view
- cultural
- anthropocentric (survival)
- fighting Western
cultural imperialism
Anti-whaling view
- scientific
- biocentric
- fighting barbarism /
uncivilized acts
Binary oppositions: Science vs. Emotions
Plight of the Oceans
Paul Watson &
the Sea Sheperd Society
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