Fishers' experiences and perceptions of marine mammals in the South China Sea: Insights for improving community-based conservation
Liu, Mingming1,2; Lin, Mingli1; Turvey, Samuel T.3; Li, Songhai1,4,5
2019-05-01
Source PublicationAQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS
ISSN1052-7613
Volume29Issue:5Pages:809-819
AbstractThe successful conservation of marine mammals is often dependent upon support from local fishing communities, and valuable conservation insights can be obtained through understanding fishers' attitudes and awareness of marine mammals. A new local ecological knowledge dataset was obtained through large-scale questionnaire-based interviews with 510 artisanal fishers from 16 coastal fishing communities around Hainan, China. Almost all respondents (92.7%) reported regular encounters with marine mammals. Many respondents reported negative interactions with marine mammals, including bycatch (25.5%), consumption (36.1%), and the sale of meat (9.2%), and respondent perceptions of marine mammals were often negative. Generalized linear models (GLMs) indicated that respondent experiences of marine mammal encounters and bycatch events were mainly predicted by indices of fishing effort and experience, rather than by geographic or socio-economic factors. Respondent experiences of eating or selling marine mammal meat were predicted by geographic location and by some livelihood and socio-economic factors. Respondent perceptions of marine mammals were instead predicted by fishing experience and education level. Classification and regression trees (CARTs) showed that the most important factors determining respondent experiences and perceptions were number of fishing years and educational level, respectively. Both GLMs and CARTs indicated the complex effects of geographic, livelihood, and socio-economic factors on respondent experiences and perceptions of marine mammals. Regional community-based conservation of marine mammals could be promoted through improved regulatory management and environmental education, sustainable ecological exploitation and economic development, and positive partnerships and collaboration between fishing communities, enforcement agencies, and researchers.
Keywordartisanal fishers fishing communities interview survey local ecological knowledge marine fisheries marine mammal conservation
DOI10.1002/aqc.3073
Indexed BySCI ; SCI
Funding OrganizationMajor Science and Technology Project in Hainan province ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Hundred Talents Programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
Language英语
Funding ProjectMajor Science and Technology Project in Hainan province[ZDKJ2016009-1-1] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41306169] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41406182] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41422604] ; Hundred Talents Programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[SIDSSE-BR-315 201201] ; Hundred Talents Programme of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[Y410012] ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong[MM02-1516] ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong[MM03-141]
WOS KeywordLOCAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE ; ARTISANAL FISHERIES ; TURSIOPS-TRUNCATUS ; COASTAL FISHERIES ; INTERVIEW SURVEY ; CENTRAL AMAZON ; DOLPHINS ; CONFLICT ; MANAGEMENT ; GOVERNANCE
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Marine & Freshwater Biology ; Water Resources
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Marine & Freshwater Biology ; Water Resources
WOS IDWOS:000470934800012
PublisherWILEY
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.idsse.ac.cn/handle/183446/6862
Collection深海科学研究部_深海生物学研究室_海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
Corresponding AuthorLi, Songhai
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Deep Sea Sci & Engn, Marine Mammal & Marine Bioacoust Lab, Sanya 572000, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Zool Soc London, Inst Zool, London, England
4.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Funct Lab Marine Fisheries Sci & Food Prod Proc, Qingdao, Shandong, Peoples R China
5.Natl Univ Singapore, Trop Marine Sci Inst, Singapore, Singapore
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Liu, Mingming,Lin, Mingli,Turvey, Samuel T.,et al. Fishers' experiences and perceptions of marine mammals in the South China Sea: Insights for improving community-based conservation[J]. AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS,2019,29(5):809-819.
APA Liu, Mingming,Lin, Mingli,Turvey, Samuel T.,&Li, Songhai.(2019).Fishers' experiences and perceptions of marine mammals in the South China Sea: Insights for improving community-based conservation.AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS,29(5),809-819.
MLA Liu, Mingming,et al."Fishers' experiences and perceptions of marine mammals in the South China Sea: Insights for improving community-based conservation".AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 29.5(2019):809-819.
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