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Breaking Ice

Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North

edited by Fikret Berkes, Rob Huebert, Helen Fast, Micheline Manseau & Alan Diduck

University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2023
Global Warming & Climate Change, Polar Regions, Social History
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    Jul 2023
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The pace of technological, social, and environmental change in Canada’s Arctic has profound effects on resource management and policy decisions. The result of a project undertaken by the Ocean Management Research Network, Breaking Ice examines the nature of arctic environmental evolution and sustainability.


From the pressures of development, technological advances, globalization, and climate change to social and cultural life, this book attempts to define the nature of competing demands and assess their impact on the environment.


Breaking Ice provides a detailed examination of ocean and coastal management in the Canadian north, exploring a wide range of issues critical to environmental stewardship and breaking the ice to connect academics, government managers, policy-makers, aboriginal groups, and industry.

About the authors

Fikret Berkes is professor and Canada Research Chair in Community-Based Resource Management, at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba.

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Rob Huebert is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary and associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He was a senior research fellow of the Canadian International Council in 2008–9 and is a fellow with Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. He publishes on the issues of Canadian Arctic security, maritime security, and Canadian defence and comments on Canadian security and Arctic issues in the national and international media.

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Helen Fast works in the Oceans Programs Division, Central & Arctic Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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