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Defining a marine protected area strategy: a stakeholder perspective

Pulina, Manuela and Meleddu, Marta (2012) Defining a marine protected area strategy: a stakeholder perspective. Ocean & Coastal Management, Vol. 66 , p. 46-55. eISSN 1873-524X. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.05.003


When designing a new management strategy, it is widely acknowledged that different stakeholders' objectives are important, though their identification and satisfaction is often difficult to achieve. In this paper, a win–win fishery management strategy is outlined for the Marine Protected Area of the Asinara Island, in Sardinia, one of the oldest MPA in Italy. To this aim, a discrete choice experiment approach to elicit preferences is implemented. A graphical variant questionnaire, that is a block chart, is also presented in order to facilitate stakeholders' responses. The empirical findings show, that, overall the Asinara stakeholders would prefer to increase sustainable yields of commercial species, reduce inner conflicts and increase profits from the fishery.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8194
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine Protected Area (MPA), Asinara Island, stakeholder perspective, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/03 Scienza delle finanze
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CRENoS-Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud, Università di Cagliari e Università di Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze economiche e aziendali
Publisher:Elsevier Science
Deposited On:20 Nov 2012 12:32

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