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Potential synergies between nature-based tourism and sustainable use of marine resources : insights from dive tourism in territorial user rights for fisheries in Chile

dc.contributor.authorBiggs, Duanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAmar, Franciscaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorValdebenito, Abelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGelcich, Stefanen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-12T12:23:16Z
dc.date.available2017-10-12T12:23:16Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationBiggs, D., et al. 2016. Potential synergies between nature-based tourism and sustainable use of marine resources : insights from dive tourism in territorial user rights for fisheries in Chile. PLoS ONE, 11(3):e0148862, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148862
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148862
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102318
dc.descriptionCITATION: Biggs, D., et al. 2016. Potential synergies between nature-based tourism and sustainable use of marine resources : insights from dive tourism in territorial user rights for fisheries in Chile. PLoS ONE, 11(3):e0148862, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148862.
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dc.description.abstractNovel solutions to conserve biodiversity whilst allowing for resource harvesting are urgently needed. In marine systems, Territorial User Rights for Fisheries (TURFs) are promoted to enable sustainable use of resources. We investigate the potential for synergies between nature-based tourism and TURFs on Chile’s central coast. Of 135 recreational divers surveyed, 77% indicated that the fish species they preferred sighting were declining and 80% indicated that they would dive more often in TURFs, which have higher abundance of favoured species. Regression analysis shows that respondents that perceive that TURFs fulfil a conservation function are more willing to pay to dive in a TURF. However, respondents who understand the bureaucratic functioning of a TURF are less willing to pay, and there is diversity in how divers feel payments should be made. A participatory approach is required to navigate these complexities to achieve synergies between nature-based tourism and resource harvesting in TURFs.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148862
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.subjectMarine resourceen_ZA
dc.titlePotential synergies between nature-based tourism and sustainable use of marine resources : insights from dive tourism in territorial user rights for fisheries in Chileen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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