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Developing a Sustainable Community-Based Aquaculture Plan for the Lagoon of Cuyutlàn through a Public Awareness and Involvement Process

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Abstract:

This study presents evidence from the Cuyutlàn lagoon, which demonstrates that aquaculture can be socially acceptable, economically viable and environmentally friendly when consideration is first taken of the local circumstances and environment. This evidence was obtained through a user survey, which asked key questions of the local fishing community. These questions aimed to determine the desires and needs of the local community in the context of the local environment. The results from this survey of 56% of the fishing community were presented. The wishes of the fishing community are discussed and a compromise suggested for a sustainable aquaculture for the Cuyutlàn lagoon.

Keywords: BRUSH PARKS (ACADJA); INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT; OYSTER; SHRIMP; STOCK ENHANCEMENT SCHEME; TROPICAL LAGOON

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920750050133610

Publication date: November 1, 2000

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