Caught in the Net: The Conflict between Shrimpers and Conservationists (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History)

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780890966693: Caught in the Net: The Conflict between Shrimpers and Conservationists (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History)

In the summer and fall of 1989, hundreds of shrimpers captained their vessels into position to blockade the ports and waterways of the Gulf of Mexico. These shrimpers, challenging the use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) required to protect turtles from being caught in shrimp nets, felt themselves caught in the net of government regulation.

Their action, the largest protest over marine resources in the history of the United States, was only the most visible response to a highly charged conflict.

Caught in the Net examines how national environmental groups identified a threat to sea turtles, spearheaded a drive to protect them, and saw their efforts result in the federal government's requirement that shrimpers use TEDs. The authors analyze the conflict that arose in reaction to the new regulations, highlighting the complex of alliances that developed.

Based on extensive interviews with the participants, Caught in the Net highlights the modern ambiguities and tensions between environmental protection and those whose lives are based on what the environment offers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

ANTHONY V. MARGAVIO teaches sociology at the University of New Orleans.CRAIG J. FORSYTH is a professor of sociology at Southwestern Louisiana University.SHIRLEY LASKA was recently named vice chancellor of research at the University of New Orleans.JAMES MASON is pursuing his doctorate at Cornell University.

From Publishers Weekly:

Superficially described here is a clash of numerous cultures-shrimpers out to defend their way of life, environmentalists protecting endangered sea turtles, recreational fishermen hoping to increase populations of their target species, developers and federal and state agents. The specifics are straightforward enough. Endangered turtles get caught in shrimpers' nets and drown, so Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) were developed to protect the turtles. Shrimpers rebelled against using TEDs and, in 1989, staged the country's largest marine blockade in protest. What makes the case so interesting is that virtually all parties disagree on everything else. Do TEDs reduce the amount of shrimp caught? Do they save turtles? Are the turtles really endangered? What is the environmentalists' hidden agenda and why are some of the country's large corporate polluters funding the effort to save the turtles? This academic study touches on many interesting topics but the authors, sociologists all, do not get beneath the surface. Photos.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Margavio, Anthony V.
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 0890966699 ISBN 13: 9780890966693
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2410299

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Margavio, Anthony V., Forsyth, Craig J.,
Published by Texas A&M University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0890966699 ISBN 13: 9780890966693
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110890966699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Margavio, Anthony V.; Forsyth, Craig J.; Laska, Shirley; Mason, James
Published by Texas A&M University Press, U.S.A. (1996)
ISBN 10: 0890966699 ISBN 13: 9780890966693
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Abella Books
(Sandy, UT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0890966699 New condition. May have slight shelfwear from storage. Caught in the Net: The Conflict between Shrimpers and Conservationists (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History) 1st Edition. Anthony V. Margavio (Author), Craig J. Forsyth (Author), Shirley Laska (Author), James Mason (Author). Product Details Series: Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History (Book 7) Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0890966699 ISBN-13: 978-0890966693 Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches. Bookseller Inventory # Z0890966699ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Margavio, Anthony V.; Forsyth, Craig J.; Laska, Shirley; Mason, James
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 0890966699 ISBN 13: 9780890966693
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0890966699 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK2P133452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 66.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Anthony V. Margavio, Craig J. Forsyth, Shirley Laska, James Mason
Published by Texas A&M University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0890966699 ISBN 13: 9780890966693
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0890966699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 66.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Anthony V. Margavio/ Craig J. Forsyth
Published by Texas A & M Univ Pr (1996)
ISBN 10: 0890966699 ISBN 13: 9780890966693
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A & M Univ Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st ed edition. 156 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0890966699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds