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Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South

Saidul Islam

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ISBN 10: 1442646381 / ISBN 13: 9781442646384
Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2014
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial ...

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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Like the Green Revolution of the 1960s, a “Blue Revolution” has taken place in global aquaculture. Geared towards quenching the appetite of privileged consumers in the global North, it has come at a high price for the South: ecological devastation, displacement of rural subsistence farmers, and labour exploitation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries.

In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. The book pushes us to reconsider our attitudes to consumption patterns in the developed world, neoliberal environmental governance, and the question of sustainability.

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Md Saidul Islam is an assistant professor in the Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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