Socio-economic Impact

A study of the socio-economic and ecological feasibility of a proposed no take zone around the Scylla reef in Whitsand bay.

Author: 
Coleman, Louisa
Date: 
2004
Publisher: 
University of Plymouth, Msc Thesis

Factors affecting the socio-economic and ecological feasibility of a proposed no-take zone (NTZ) in Whitsand Bay (around the UK’s first artificial diving reef) were studied to determine if the area is suitable for protection. A comprehensive survey of recreational divers was carried out, to establish their opinions and support for the proposed NTZ, and two stakeholder groups (local dive charter boats and local seaangling charter boats) were also surveyed to gauge the level of support for protection of the study site.

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Invest in Fish South West Report: The motivation, demographics and views of South West recreational anglers and their socio-economic impact on the region

Author: 
Nautilus Consultants
Date: 
5/16/2005

Recreational sea anglers are directly affected and sometimes restricted by fisheries management policies. The Motivation, Demographics and Views of South West Recreational Sea Anglers and their Socio-economic Impact on the Region provides insight into anglers’ views of current fisheries management policies and their suggestions for future management options.

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