Kelp forests in law and policy

Erika Techera, Jurgen Valckenaere, Froukje Maria Platjouw, Gaya Gnanalingam, Christopher D. Hepburn, Wendy Nelson, Brendan Flack, Gunnar Sander

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There are no global law or policy instruments focused explicitly on kelp, but kelp forests do benefit from some international regimes.
Many national laws and policies provide for the protection, management, restoration and use of kelp, although approaches vary in different jurisdictions.
Awareness of the value and status of kelp forests is growing, with further research needed to identify ways to enhance laws and policies.
Holistic governance is crucial to ensuring that cumulative impacts are addressed, ecosystem approaches are embedded and all stakeholders are engaged
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInto the Blue
Subtitle of host publicationSecuring a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests
EditorsMaria Potouroglou
Place of PublicationNorway
ISBN (Electronic)9789280740073
ISBN (Print)9789280740073
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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