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Publication - Research Publication

Scottish Marine Protected Areas socioeconomic monitoring

Published: 6 Mar 2017
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781786528223

This report provides an assessment of emerging evidence on the socio-economic impacts of Scotland’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

47 page PDF

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47 page PDF

1.6MB

Contents
Scottish Marine Protected Areas socioeconomic monitoring
Annex 3: Key Informant Interview Questions

47 page PDF

1.6MB

Annex 3: Key Informant Interview Questions

Introduction

1. How have you or your organisation been involved in MPAs in Scotland?

2. Whilst this interview is focused on the potential impacts of the management measures I would like to get your views on the implementation process of the MPAs and how the current management measures are working?

3. What opportunities do you see for different groups because of MPAs?

4. Are you aware of any new activities, plans, projects or changes to existing activities that have emerged in your area following the introduction of MPA management measures? If yes, please specify.

5. Do you know if there are any people seeking funding to respond to opportunities or threats because of MPAs?

6. Are you seeing any evidence of local businesses in your area that are being adversely or positively affected by the introduction of MPA management measures? If so, can you please specify the types of businesses and how they are being affected.

7. Are there any groups or sectors where evidence is emerging which suggest that their long term viability/future is being affected by the introduction of management measures.

Fisheries

8. Have you observed or are you aware of any fishing vessels that use to operate from your area that have relocated elsewhere following the introduction of MPAs? If so, can you give details (what they caught and where they have located to).

9. Have you observed or are you aware of any vessels or fishing crew (skippers, engineers, deckhands) in your area that have left the fishing industry as a result of the introduction of MPA management measures? If so, can you give details (what they caught and where they have re-located to).

10. Have you observed or are you aware of vessels operating in your area that have had to change their gears following the introduction of MPA management measures? If so, can you give details (what they caught and what gear they have changed to).

11. Have you observed or are you aware of vessels operating in your area that have had to change, significantly, the way they run/manage/operate their businesses following the introduction of MPAs management measures. If so, can you give details of how they have change the way they run/manage/operate their business.

12. Have you observed or are you aware of vessels operating in your area that increased or plan to increase their fishing activity following the introduction of MPAs?

Onshore Processing

13. Have you observed or are you aware of any significant changes in fish landings in your area following the introduction of MPAs? If so, can you specify the changes.

14. Have you observed or are you aware of any significant changes in your area to onshore activities linked to fishing following the introduction of MPA management measures. If so, can you specify (which sectors are being affected and how?)

Tourism and Recreational Activities

15. Have you observed or are you aware of planned changes to tourism and recreation related businesses in your area that may be linked to the introduction of MPA management measures?

16. Have you observed or are you aware of plans for new tourism and recreation business start-up related activities that may be linked to MPAs?

Other Industries

17. Have you observed or are you aware of any changes or impacts to the aquaculture industry in your area that may be linked to the introduction of MPA management measures? If so, can you specify the changes.

18. Have you observed or are you aware of any changes or impacts to coastal development proposals or projects because of the introduction of MPAs? If so, can you specify the changes.


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