Management and conservation of benthic resources harvested by small-scale hookah divers in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico: The black murex snail fishery

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Title:
Management and conservation of benthic resources harvested by small-scale hookah divers in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico: The black murex snail fishery
Author:
Cudney- Bueno, Richard
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
I conducted a management assessment for the conservation of benthic resources harvested by small-scale hookah divers in the northern Gulf of California (NG), Mexico, and analyzed the reproductive ecology of the black murex snail. Open access to the fisheries, combined with national and international market pressure, fishing methods, and the timing of fishing activities have caused an evident decline in production, the use of new fishing zones, and a shift of fishing effort towards deeper areas. However, the organization of the diving sector and its initiatives to establish forms of regulation provide an opportunity to alleviate this situation. I conclude that comanagement has the potential to be an effective management system for the benthic resources of the NG, a system that could be facilitated by the sedentary and semisedentary nature of these resources. An informal type of co-management arena is already in place with the possibility of being formalized and solidified.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; Biology, Oceanography.; Environmental Sciences.; Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shaw, William B.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleManagement and conservation of benthic resources harvested by small-scale hookah divers in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico: The black murex snail fisheryen_US
dc.creatorCudney- Bueno, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorCudney- Bueno, Richarden_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractI conducted a management assessment for the conservation of benthic resources harvested by small-scale hookah divers in the northern Gulf of California (NG), Mexico, and analyzed the reproductive ecology of the black murex snail. Open access to the fisheries, combined with national and international market pressure, fishing methods, and the timing of fishing activities have caused an evident decline in production, the use of new fishing zones, and a shift of fishing effort towards deeper areas. However, the organization of the diving sector and its initiatives to establish forms of regulation provide an opportunity to alleviate this situation. I conclude that comanagement has the potential to be an effective management system for the benthic resources of the NG, a system that could be facilitated by the sedentary and semisedentary nature of these resources. An informal type of co-management arena is already in place with the possibility of being formalized and solidified.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Oceanography.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, William B.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1401056en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40821882en_US
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