Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change affecting marine social and ecological systems around the world. Acknowledging the stakes – local societies that depend on marine systems for food, livelihoods and wellbeing can suffer great hardship – this book highlights and explains similarities and distinctions between successful and unsuccessful responses.

The book presents an analytical framework (‘I-ADApT’) that enables decision-makers to consider possible responses to global change based on experiences elsewhere. Here an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences apply the ‘I-ADApT’ framework to twenty enlightening case studies, covering a wide range of marine systems challenged by critical global change issues around the world.

The innovative research presented here guides marine system researchers, policymakers, decision-makers and practitioners in responding to global change in a timely and appropriate manner. It will appeal to students and researchers interested in environmental studies, natural resources, marine resources, environmental sociology, sustainability, and climate change.

chapter |20 pages


Societal and governing responses to global change in marine systems
ByPatrice Guillotreau, Alida Bundy, R. Ian Perry

part I|44 pages

Oyster farming systems under stress

chapter 1|17 pages

Oyster farming in Matsushima Bay, Japan

ByTetsuo Seki

chapter 2|14 pages

Ocean acidification and Pacific oyster larval failures in the Pacific Northwest United States

BySarah R. Cooley, Jack E. Cheney, Ryan P. Kelly, Edward H. Allison

chapter 3|11 pages

Mass mortality of farmed oysters in France

Bad responses and good results
ByPatrice Guillotreau, Véronique Le Bihan, Sophie Pardo

part II|31 pages

Vulnerable mixed fisheries

chapter 4|16 pages

Fisheries in Indonesia between livelihoods and environmental degradation

Coping strategies in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi
ByBernhard Glaeser, Sebastian Ferse, Philipp Gorris

part III|58 pages

Coastal water quality issues

chapter 6|11 pages

Management of the Amvrakikos Gulf massive fish mortality crisis

Lessons learned from the death of 950 tons of farmed fish
ByJohn A. Theodorou, Evangelos Dimitriou, George Katselis

chapter 7|11 pages

The crisis management of a Chatonella fish kill within the semi-enclosed embayment of Maliakos Gulf, Greece

ByJohn A. Theodorou, Tzovenis Ioannis, Rizou Dimitra

chapter 8|14 pages

Clam harvesting in the Venice Lagoon, Italy

ByDonata Melaku Canu, Cosimo Solidoro

chapter 10|7 pages

Conservation of the short-necked clam in Yokohama, Japan

ByTamano Namikawa, Xiaobo Lou, Sachiko Harada

part IV|112 pages

Overexploited and weakly governable fisheries

chapter 11|14 pages

A balancing act

Managing multiple pressures to fisheries and fish farming in the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando river system, Philippines
ByJennifer Marie S. Amparo, Dhino B. Geges, Ma. Charisma T. Malenab, Emilia S. Visco, Maria Emilinda T. Mendoza, Carla Edith G. Jimena, Sue Liza C. Saguiguit, Marlo D. Mendoza, Larah O. Ibanez

chapter 12|12 pages

Threats of extreme events to the Bangladesh Sundarbans

Vulnerabilities, responses and appraisal
ByMohammad Mahmudul Islam, Ratana Chuenpagdee

chapter 13|10 pages

Transition and development in the Jin-shanzui fishing village near Shanghai, China

ByXin Li, Ying Ping, Di Zhang

chapter 15|14 pages

Oyster fishery in Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay, USA, East Coast

ByGeorge Santopietro, Kurt Stephenson, James Wesson

chapter 16|17 pages

Local fisheries and land reclamation

The case of the Tokyo Bay mantis shrimp fishery
ByEirini Ioanna Vlachopoulou, Mitsutaku Makino

chapter 17|16 pages

Natural, social and governance responses of a small-scale fishery to mass mortalities

The yellow clam (Mesodesma mactroides) in Uruguay
ByOmar Defeo, Ignacio Gianelli, Gastón Martínez, Leonardo Ortega, Eleonora Celentano, Diego Lercari, Andrés de la Rosa

chapter 18|14 pages

The degradation of Cameroon’s mangroves

An ignorance and/or absence of a legal and regulatory framework issue
ByFrançois Tiotsop, Koane Mindjimba

part V|47 pages

Habitat restoration programs

chapter 19|13 pages

Social responses to a fishery–tourism conflict in Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan

ByYinji Li, Xiaobo Lou, Sachiko Harada

chapter 20|13 pages

Coral reef restoration in Sekisei Lagoon, Okinawa, Japan

ByXiaobo Lou, Yinji Li, Fang Chen

chapter |19 pages


Lessons from global change responses to advance governance and sustainable use of marine systems
ByIngrid van Putten, Annette Breckwoldt, Alida Bundy, Patrice Guillotreau, Prateep Kumar Nayak, Henrik Österblom, R. Ian Perry