From the Archives: The Precautionary Principle, and Shifting the Burden of Proof (MEAM October-November 2010, Issue 4:2)

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

Editor’s Note: From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant.

In this opinion piece by Tundi Agardy, she discusses whether the public or private sector should bear the burden of proof for showing that maritime activities would not cause adverse impacts to the environment, economy, or society and how EBM affects this.