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Understanding Artisanal Fishers’ Behaviors: The Case of Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia

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dc.contributor.author Torres-Guevara, Luz Elba
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Maria Claudia
dc.contributor.author Schlüter, Achim
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-17T17:44:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-17T17:44:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10034
dc.description.abstract "We investigate the ecological impact caused by fishing grounds and the fishing gear/methods used by fishers in Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (CGSM), an estuarine lagoon located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. To do so, we build individual and composite ecological sustainable indicators based on the opinions of a group of experienced fishers and a group of scientists. Additionally, we use those indicators to examine the influence of socioeconomic and perceptional factors on fishers’ fishing behaviors and how those behaviors may be affecting CGSM fishery resources. Our results suggest that fishers and scientists differ in their opinions about the impact of fishing on CGSM. Additionally, we found that having a higher level of education, sharing household expenses with other family members and spending more hours fishing lead to ecologically-sustainable fishing behavior, while the perception that the government is responsible for CGSM conservation leads to ecologically unsustainable fishing behavior." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject local knowledge en_US
dc.subject behavior en_US
dc.subject artisanal fishing en_US
dc.title Understanding Artisanal Fishers’ Behaviors: The Case of Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Colombia en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 6 en_US

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