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Attitudes toward New England fishers: a study of tourists to the New Hampshire seacoastAuthor(s): Jennifer L. Hafner; Robert A. Robertson; Erika Carlsen
Source: In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 147-150
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA study of tourists to the New Hampshire Seacoast was conducted during the Summer 1998 and 1999 tourist seasons. A mail survey collected data on how seacoast visitors viewed potential management initiatives for coastal resources, the types of activities visitors have participated in and activities they are interested in participating in the future and visitors' attitudes and opinions regarding marine fisheries, fishers, and fishing communities. Since the cultural and historical aspects of fishing communities is one of the attractions that bring visitors to the seacoast area and public attitudes toward fisheries are not well known, this paper reports on how visitors perceive fishers and fishing communities, how they view the current status of marine fisheries, and examines motivations to participate in tourist activities related to commercial fishing and fishers' heritage.
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CitationHafner, Jennifer L.; Robertson, Robert A.; Carlsen, Erika. 2003. Attitudes toward New England fishers: a study of tourists to the New Hampshire seacoast. In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 147-150
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