Do Our Ocean Policies Make Any Difference in the Wellbeing of Coastal Communities?

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February 25, 2019 - 1:43pm
Type: Book Chapter
Year of publication: 2019
Authors: Yves Hénocque
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
City: Cham
Book title: Oceanography Challenges to Future Earth
Pages: 325 - 338
ISBN: 978-3-030-00137-7

Like many other countries, France and Japan now have their own ocean policy, though at different stage of development and in quite different context. On the European side, buzz words like ‘Blue Growth’, ‘Maritime Spatial Planning’, and others, are on the forefront and could make us feel that ocean policies are primarily focused beyond the coast, in offshore waters and their corresponding human activities, somewhat leaving coastal communities in the back seat. Through case studies, we will try to show that ocean policies should be coast-to-coast, across oceans, regional seas, or local well delineated water body, never forgetting that, beyond ‘Blue growth’, we should be heading towards a ‘Blue society’.

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