Restructuring and Health in Canadian Coastal Communities

  title={Restructuring and Health in Canadian Coastal Communities},
  author={Alan Dolan and Martin F. J. Taylor and Barbara Neis and Rosemary E. Ommer and John Eyles and David C. Schneider and Bill Montevecchi},
Environmental and socioeconomic restructuring has had profound consequences for coastal communities in Canada. The decline of traditional resource-based industries—fisheries, forestry, and mining—and the emergence of new economic activities, such as tourism and aquaculture, compounded by concurrent shifts in social programs, have affected the health of environments, communities, and people. Drawing on research conducted as part of the interdisciplinary major collaborative research initiative… 

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