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Enterprise Strategies for Coastal and Marine Conservation: A Summary of Best Practices

Enterprise Strategies for Coastal and Marine Conservation: A Summary of Best Practices
by Sue Hoye last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
Contributors: Torell, Elin, Tobey, James

This summary of best practices in coastal conservation based enterprises is meant to assist coastal practitioners and local government officials who currently use, or are interested in using, enterprise as a strategy for the conservation of biological diversity in rural coastal communities and to benefit local populations and their natural environment.

Author(s): Torell, Elin , Tobey, James

Publication Date: 2012

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Information relevant to Learning Questions:

Are enabling conditions in place to support a sustainable enterprise?

  • Stakeholder alignment, diversification
  • Market demand, access to credit/capital
  • Ownership
  • Business alliances
  • Technical capacity
  • Benefit sharing, policies for and enforcement of resource use, biodiversity linkage

Does the enterprise lead to benefits to stakeholders?

  • Increased income for participants

Do the benefits lead to positive changes in attitudes and behavior?

  • Not addressed

Does a change in stakeholders’ behaviors lead to a reduction to threats to biodiversity (or restoration)?

  • Not addressed

Does a reduction in threats (or restoration) lead to conservation?

  • Marine ecosystems

Enterprise Types:

  • Sustainably harvested fish and shellfish
  • Aquaculture and mariculture
  • Marine/freshwater ecotourism

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