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Social challenges in managing natural resources in coastal fishing communities

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dc.contributor.advisor Lach, Denise
dc.creator Sharp, Shayla B.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-01T22:04:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-01T22:04:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2001-03-20
dc.date.issued 2001-03-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20314
dc.description Graduation date: 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract Two topics concerning fisheries management are considered in this thesis. The first concerns the social values that commercial fishing communities associate with commercial fishing. A survey of residents from eleven Oregon Coastal fishing communities was conducted to examine the social values associated with the commercial fishing occupation and fishing heritage. Community and social values as they are conceptualized in this study, refer to the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs held by fishers and non-fishers in commercial fishing communities. These values include sentiments about preserving existing ways of life, improving community services, attachment to place, maintaining the natural resource history of the area, and increasing economic opportunities. The second topic examines the extent to which social and community values held by fishing communities are identified and integrated into fishery management decisions. There is little knowledge about the process by which this information is obtained or identified, or whether or not that information is useful - information that could increase the ability of decision-makers, policy makers and managers to comply with the spirit of the amended Magnuson-Stevens Act. The ability in which fisheries managers and decision-makers incorporate, integrate and learn about social values associated with commercial fishing may depend greatly on their understanding of how these values are embedded within communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation Oregon Explorer en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishery management -- Social aspects -- Oregon en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishery management -- Oregon -- Sociological aspects en_US
dc.title Social challenges in managing natural resources in coastal fishing communities en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Conway, Flaxen
dc.contributor.committeemember Steel, Brent
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 256 Grayscale) using Capture Perfect 3.0.82 on a Canon DR-9080C in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US

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