Fishers' perception of a multiple-use marine protected area: Why communities and gear users differ at Mafia Island, Tanzania

@inproceedings{Kincaid2014FishersPO,
  title={Fishers' perception of a multiple-use marine protected area: Why communities and gear users differ at Mafia Island, Tanzania},
  author={Kate Kincaid and George A. Rose and Humphrey Matalu Mahudi},
  year={2014}
}
This study examined the perceptions of fishers from two fishing communities with differing use histories and involvement in the long-standing (16yr) multiple use Mafia Island marine protected area (MIMP), Tanzania. A randomly distributed questionnaire indicated that 94% of fishers believed that without the MIMP, there would be overfishing, dynamite use, destroyed habitats, and few fish. Fishers were more positive about core zones (no-take fishery closures) than general use zones (areas allowing… CONTINUE READING

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