Stakeholder perceptions of a coastal marine protected area

Clarke, Beverley, Thurstan, Ruth and Yates, Katherine 2016, Stakeholder perceptions of a coastal marine protected area, Journal of coastal research: an international forum for the littoral sciences, vol. S1, no. 75, pp. 622-626, doi: 10.2112/SI75-125.1.

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Title Stakeholder perceptions of a coastal marine protected area
Author(s) Clarke, Beverley
Thurstan, RuthORCID iD for Thurstan, Ruth
Yates, Katherine
Journal name Journal of coastal research: an international forum for the littoral sciences
Volume number S1
Issue number 75
Start page 622
End page 626
Total pages 5
Publisher Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publication date 2016-03-01
ISSN 1551-5036
Keyword(s) MPA
marine conservation
marine biodiversity
South Australia
Summary Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly utilised marine and coastal management tool, designation rising steeply over the last twenty years. MPAs are most commonly designated for conservation objectives and the management is thus focused primarily on meeting conservation associated monitoring programs gathering data on a narrow suite of biological indicators. However, a wide range of potential social and economic impacts and the ability to meet the goals of an influenced by the often unmonitored perceptions and buy-in of local stakeholders. Here we examine stakeholder perceptions concerning a coastal MPA in South Australia. We conducted semi-structured interviews individuals engaged in the MPA' s planning and designation process, as well as those involved with management. We explored their understanding of the purpose of the MPA, whether they thought successful and the future management challenges the MPA might face. In particular, we focused on stakeholders indicators they thought should be used to monitor the ongoing performance of the MPA. varied between stakeholder groups, however, the majority of respondents highlighted the importance economic factors in the ongoing performance of the MPA. The vast majority of them suggested both biological socio-economic indicators that should be incorporated into monitoring programs. Our findings highlight MPA planning and management, when defining goals and developing monitoring programs, to incorporate social and economic, as well as, biological indicators.
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Language eng
DOI 10.2112/SI75-125.1
Field of Research 040599 Oceanography not elsewhere classified
050205 Environmental Management
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology)
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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