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Parks Canada's National Marine Conservation Areas : Can we sink a ship in these waters to create an artificial reef and dive site?

dc.contributor.advisorLemelin, Harvey
dc.contributor.authorMowbray, Dawne
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-02T15:56:05Z
dc.date.available2015-02-02T15:56:05Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2015-02-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/616
dc.description.abstractCurrent marine policy in Parks Canada indicates that creating an artificial reef for display purposes or sinking a vessel for recreational diving is not permitted in a national marine conservation area. Interviews and consultations of lawyers and experts in artificial reefs, environmental law, and Parks Canada policy were conducted; and historical and interpretive analyses of Parks Canada marine policy and domestic and international law were completed. The combined rich data was used to determine whether new marine policy developed under the recent National Marine Conservation Areas Act, 2002 could contain the same prohibition against sinking a ship or creating an artificial reef as the current policy. The results indicated that current policy trends seem to favour visitor experience, that the conservation mandate serves the "for the people" mandate, that the precautionary principle found within the NMCA Act is designed to change with societal norms, and that the NMCA Act itself does not prohibit the creation of an artificial reef provided it does not harm the marine ecosystem.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectArtificial reefen_US
dc.subjectCanada National Marine Conservation Areas Acten_US
dc.subjectConservation and useen_US
dc.subjectMarine policy in Parks Canadaen_US
dc.subjectMarine protected areasen_US
dc.subjectNational marine conservation areasen_US
dc.titleParks Canada's National Marine Conservation Areas : Can we sink a ship in these waters to create an artificial reef and dive site?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameM.E.S.en_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Studies : Nature-Based Recreation & Tourismen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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