Friday, May 12, 2017

Techera & Klein: International Law of Sharks: Obstacles, Options and Opportunities

Erika Techera (Univ. of Western Australia - Law) & Natalie Klein (Macquarie Univ. - Law) have published International Law of Sharks: Obstacles, Options and Opportunities (Brill | Nijhoff 2017). Here's the abstract:

In International Law of Sharks, Erika J. Techera and Natalie Klein provide an in-depth analysis of the current legal frameworks that relate to these important species. The authors offer ways in which to overcome obstacles that prevent existing laws from working better and identify best practice global governance options while highlighting opportunities for legal reform.

Scientific evidence indicates that sharks play a critical role in maintaining marine ecosystem health, yet current governance regimes have not been effective and many shark species continue to diminish. In this context, effective laws are critical to improve sharks’ conservation status. This volume also explores the broader relevance of oceans governance by identifying appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory mechanisms that balance conservation and utilisation of marine species in general.