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The perception of aquaculture on the Swedish West Coast

Thomas , Jean-Baptiste; Nordström, Jonas LU ; Risén, Emma; Malmström, Maria and Gröndahl, Fredrik (2018) In Ambio 47(4). p.398-409
Abstract (Swedish)
Efforts are on the way on the Swedish West Coast to develop the capacity for cultivation of marine resources, notably of kelps. Given that this is a region of great natural and national heritage, public opposition to marine developments has been identified as a possible risk factor. This survey thus sought to shed light on awareness levels, perceptions of different types of aquaculture and on reactions to a scenario depicting future aquaculture developments on the West Coast. When asked about their general opinions of aquaculture, respondents tended to be favourable though a majority chose neutral responses. On the whole, respondents were favourable to the depicted scenario. Finally, it was found that the high-awareness group tended to be... (More)
Efforts are on the way on the Swedish West Coast to develop the capacity for cultivation of marine resources, notably of kelps. Given that this is a region of great natural and national heritage, public opposition to marine developments has been identified as a possible risk factor. This survey thus sought to shed light on awareness levels, perceptions of different types of aquaculture and on reactions to a scenario depicting future aquaculture developments on the West Coast. When asked about their general opinions of aquaculture, respondents tended to be favourable though a majority chose neutral responses. On the whole, respondents were favourable to the depicted scenario. Finally, it was found that the high-awareness group tended to be more supportive than the low or medium-awareness groups, hinting at the benefits of increasing awareness to reduce public aversion and to support a sustainable development of aquaculture on the Swedish West Coast. (Less)
Abstract
Efforts are on the way on the Swedish West Coast to develop the capacity for cultivation of marine resources, notably of kelps. Given that this is a region of great natural and national heritage, public opposition to marine developments has been identified as a possible risk factor. This survey thus sought to shed light on awareness levels, perceptions of different types of aquaculture and on reactions to a scenario depicting future aquaculture developments on the West Coast. When asked about their general opinions of aquaculture, respondents tended to be favourable though a majority chose neutral responses. On the whole, respondents were favourable to the depicted scenario. Finally, it was found that the high-awareness group tended to be... (More)
Efforts are on the way on the Swedish West Coast to develop the capacity for cultivation of marine resources, notably of kelps. Given that this is a region of great natural and national heritage, public opposition to marine developments has been identified as a possible risk factor. This survey thus sought to shed light on awareness levels, perceptions of different types of aquaculture and on reactions to a scenario depicting future aquaculture developments on the West Coast. When asked about their general opinions of aquaculture, respondents tended to be favourable though a majority chose neutral responses. On the whole, respondents were favourable to the depicted scenario. Finally, it was found that the high-awareness group tended to be more supportive than the low or medium-awareness groups, hinting at the benefits of increasing awareness to reduce public aversion and to support a sustainable development of aquaculture on the Swedish West Coast. (Less)
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Aquaculture, Bioeconomy, Blue growth , Macroalgae, Social acceptability , Seaweed, Perception survey, aquaculture , bioeconomy, blue growth, macroalgae, social acceptability , seaweed, perception survey
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Ambio
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47
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4
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Springer
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0044-7447
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10.1007/s13280-017-0945-3
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  author       = {Thomas , Jean-Baptiste and Nordström, Jonas and Risén, Emma and Malmström, Maria  and Gröndahl, Fredrik},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {398--409},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Ambio},
  title        = {The perception of aquaculture on the Swedish West Coast},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-017-0945-3},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2018},
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