Community Science for In-Shore Marine Resource Management Building a Toolkit Drawing on the Magothy River Association Experience

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Community Science for In-Shore Marine Resource Management Building a Toolkit Drawing on the Magothy River Association Experience

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Title: Community Science for In-Shore Marine Resource Management Building a Toolkit Drawing on the Magothy River Association Experience
Author: Carey, R; Ducey, RV; Winter, C; Kelty, M; Hornor, S; Macphail, B
Abstract: We report on the growing trend to engage citizens and communities directly in the stewardship of in-shore marine resources as a complement to scientific and public policy initiatives. We begin by providing some background on the circumstances and premises which have fostered this community-based approach. We identify how efforts to strengthen community-based initiatives are being enhanced by an examination of the 'lessons learned' from some of the longer-standing initiatives, and how this learning is informing practices in West Africa. We consider the interesting 'lessons learned' from one of case studies, that of the Magothy River Association (MRA) which operates in Maryland (USA). Finally, we also consider how the experiences of the MRA and case studies of other community based volunteer initiatives are informing the preparation of a 'Community Science Toolkit for In-shore Marine Resource Management.'
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10186
Date: 2009

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