Critical success factors analysis of implementing MPA at the Yilan Gueishan Island, Taiwan

Ching Ta Chuang, Jun Yu Chen, Kuei Chao Chang, Li Wen Hung, Ta-Kang Liu

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Abstract

Gueishan Island, located along the strong Kuroshio current, is one of the most essential fishing grounds in Taiwan's offshore fishery, and critical during its transitional fishery periods. However, long-term pollution, overfishing and rapid coastal development result in overexploitation and adverse environmental and ecological impacts. Previous studies focused on single species fishery management or merely the interpretation relevant laws whereas the views and perceptions of the stakeholders are often overlooked. Therefore, stakeholders' participation and co-management seem to challenge the future establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Gueishan Island. This study focuses on the evaluation of stakeholders' perception and analyzes the critical success factors for MPA planning through semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. The results showed that although most fishermen do not fully understand the intention of MPAs, they pay much attention to the negotiations among stakeholders before an MPA is implemented. Thus, stimulating appreciation and education about conservation and MPAs is crucial while setting up a co-management mechanism is recommended for the implementation of such MPA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-429
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 31

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Fisheries
Factor analysis
factor analysis
protected area
stakeholder
comanagement
fishery
coastal development
overfishing
Conservation
Pollution
ecological impact
Education
fishery management
Planning
environmental impact
education
pollution

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  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Chuang, Ching Ta ; Chen, Jun Yu ; Chang, Kuei Chao ; Hung, Li Wen ; Liu, Ta-Kang. / Critical success factors analysis of implementing MPA at the Yilan Gueishan Island, Taiwan. In: Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan). 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 423-429.
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Critical success factors analysis of implementing MPA at the Yilan Gueishan Island, Taiwan. / Chuang, Ching Ta; Chen, Jun Yu; Chang, Kuei Chao; Hung, Li Wen; Liu, Ta-Kang.

In: Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan), Vol. 21, No. 4, 31.10.2013, p. 423-429.

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