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Importance of public information and perception for managing recreational activities in the Peel-Harvey estuary, Western Australia

Lepesteur, M., Wegner, A., Moore, S.A. and McComb, A. (2008) Importance of public information and perception for managing recreational activities in the Peel-Harvey estuary, Western Australia. Journal of Environmental Management , 87 (3). pp. 389-395.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.01.026
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Abstract

Surveys of water recreational activities were conducted in the Peel-Harvey estuary. Channels used by recreationists to gain information about water quality, the perception of water quality and resulting behaviour were investigated. This study showed that personal perception, local knowledge and history, absence of warnings and residency were major factors contributing to risk perception and behaviour in this recreational community. Management strategies should take this information into account to achieve maximal outcomes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: (c) Elsevier
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1629
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