Annex 5: Case Study Interview Questions
1. Why do tourists come to [site]? What are the main attractions?
2. How does tourism vary over the year/seasons? What are the main drivers for this change?
3. What are the range of facilities on offer to tourists in [site]?
4. What are your key concerns about the sustainability of [site] and its communities?
5. What does the [… MPA/ SAC] contribute to tourism in [site]?
6. Have there been any changes to tourist activities or businesses since the [… MPA/ SAC] was established?
7. Can you show me areas where tourism has expanded in or around the [… MPA/ SAC]? Are there any areas of concern? If so what are the concerns? (MAPS)
8. Are there any plans to develop [site] tourism sector because of the [… MPA/ SAC]?
9. How do you see local communities benefiting from tourism development on [site]? Do you see any adverse impacts from this development?
1. Can you tell me about this community group/the community groups you work with and how it/they were formed?
2. How did they join or how were members recruited?
3. What was the main motivation for establishing this/these group(s)?
4. What elements of MPAs are of most interest to your/this local group?
5. How does the group function? How do you meet/coordinating activities and how often would this be?
6. What activities have the group already undertaken that are associated with MPAs?
7. What plans agreed by the group do you have in place that are associated with the MPAs?
8. Do you have other marine based issues/areas of interest/activities that this/theses group(s) work on?
9. Have you got or are you applying for any funding to support your/the community group(s) activities because of MPAs? If so, who are you applying to?
10. Can you show me areas where the community/ies work and areas were you/they see potential opportunities or issues in the [… MPA/ SAC?] (MAPS)
1. Please can you give me some back ground to this aquaculture site? How long has it been established? How many people work here?
2. Do you have any concerns with regards to the viability of this site in this area?
3. Do you have any concern regarding the [… MPA/ SAC] and its interactions with aquaculture?
4. Are there any planning applications submitted to extend or expand the capacity of this site?
5. Are there any development plans in progress that have yet to be submitted?
6. Do you have any concerns with this or any proposed applications because of the MPA/ SAC?
7. Have you experience any benefit because of the MPA/ SAC?
8. Have you experience any negative impacts because of the MPA/ SAC?
9. Have you made any changes to your business operation or practises because of MPA/ SAC? If no, will you need to in the future?
1. Can you please give me some background to this company? How long have you been at this site? How many people work here?
2. What is the annual turnover of this company? What markets do you supply? Can you give a breakdown of species you process and how much they contribute to your annual turnover?
3. Do you have any general/broad concerns with regards to the viability of this site/company?
4. Since the introduction of the management measure in South Arran/Wester Ross/East Mingulay MPA(s) have you seen a change in the through put of your business?
5. Have you made any changes to your business operation or practises because of the management measures? If no, will you need to in the future?
6. Where else could you source raw product for your processing facilitate should local supply decrease or change?
7. How many vessels do you purchase finfish/shellfish from? Does the company own or have shares in any of these vessels?
8. Were you involved in the consultation process for MPAs in Scotland? If so, how?
9. Have the introductions of the MPAs changed your businesses future plans? If so what are the driver of these changes?