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Capturing local knowledge for cooperative fisheries management using a participatory geographic information system (GIS) approach in Port Orford, Oregon

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dc.creator Wedell, Victoria A.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-01T13:19:04Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-01T13:19:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2004-12-03
dc.date.issued 2004-12-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/6810
dc.description Graduation date: 2005
dc.description.abstract This study demonstrates the utility of combining available scientific data with local ecological knowledge in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to support community-based fisheries management. The approach used provides both the framework for capturing important ecological, economic and social information relevant to marine fisheries management, and also offers coastal citizens a process for active participation in management discussions about their local nearshore marine environment. Thirty-three Local Knowledge Interviews (LKIs) were completed with commercial fishermen and recreational users with knowledge and experience observing the nearshore environment. Drawing on acetate overlays on basemaps of navigational charts and bathymetric contours, ocean users delineated areas of personal and observed human uses and locations of specific fish, invertebrate and plant communities. The individual maps were digitized and subsequently aggregated into thematic maps that represent the highest levels of correspondence among interviewees. This participatory GIS process for developing an ecological inventory of the distribution of marine species and human activities provides a more comprehensive understanding of the nearshore marine environment and its human uses than existing scientific data alone. The accompanying maps created also lay the groundwork for more in-depth economic studies and spatial analyses to support longterm community-based management planning. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject.lcsh Fishery management -- Oregon -- Port Orford en
dc.subject.lcsh Fishery management -- Geographic information systems -- Oregon -- Port Orford en
dc.subject.lcsh Fishery management -- Oregon -- Port Orford -- Citizen participation en
dc.title Capturing local knowledge for cooperative fisheries management using a participatory geographic information system (GIS) approach in Port Orford, Oregon en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Marine Resource Management en
dc.degree.level Master's en
dc.degree.discipline Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences en
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en
dc.contributor.committeemember Good, Jim
dc.contributor.committeemember Scholz, Astrid
dc.contributor.committeemember Wright, Dawn
dc.contributor.committeemember Heppell, Scott
dc.description.digitization Master files scanned at 600 ppi (256 Black and White) using Capture Perfect 3.0 on a Canon DR-9080C in TIF format. PDF derivative scanned at 300 ppi (256 Black and White, 24 Bit Color) using Capture Perfect 3.0 and OmniPage Professional 15.0 for textual OCR on a Canon DR-9080C. en


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