The research took a multi-disciplinary approach in order to explore the full breadth of factors that may be important aspects in determining a community’s response to an MPA, including media analysis, history and demographic analysis and social assessment.
This data collection contains 7 interview transcripts with professional, recreational and Indigenous fishers, conducted in order to answer the research question 'What social impacts have been experienced in each marine park community and by which sections of the community?'
Although 53 participants were originally interviewed for this project, permission to open archive de-identified interview transcripts was sought retrospectively, and by this time few participants could be readily contacted. Consequently permission was obtained from only seven participants to share their interview data. However, although the collection is incomplete, Valuing Coast complements and geographically extends the data in other collections such as Talking Fish, which pursue similar research questions.
As per research and research ethics requirements, the original dataset is retained by Dr Michelle Voyer at UTS.
until July 2012.
Batemans Marine Park covers approximately 85,000 hectares, extending from the north…