WIT Press


The Establishment Of A Sustainable Management Policy For Coastal Foraging (Oléron, France)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST100441

Volume

139

Pages

11

Page Range

511 - 521

Published

2010

Size

2,932 kb

Author(s)

G. Mossot & V. Duvat

Abstract

Geographical studies have developed in recent years that involve the qualification of tourism and leisure practices in order to understand their intrinsic standards and values, usefully supplementing the quantitative work of biologists. Using the example of recreational coastal foraging on Oléron Island, this article highlights the importance of the development of a forager typology to improve understanding of their impact on the resource, and to support the implementation of a sustainable management policy for the foreshore. The GIPREOL (Integrated Management of Recreational Practices on the Foreshore: the example of coastal foraging on Oléron Island) research programme, the first results of which are presented in this article, takes into account all the dimensions of this touristic and recreational practice, including ecological, socioeconomic and legal factors. Its multidisciplinary nature should enable it to bring operational solutions to the authorities currently involved in the implementation of the \“Oléron Coastal Quality” policy. Keywords: sustainability, integrated coastal zone management, management support, recreational coastal foraging, Oléron Island, France. 1 Introduction Taking recreational fishing practices into consideration within policies for integrated coastal zone management is a very recent development. The first research into recreational angling originated in Australia in the 1990s and looked at sea fishing from boats with lines. They focused on the resource, aiming to quantify the impact of predation by humans in order to

Keywords

sustainability, integrated coastal zone management, management support, recreational coastal foraging, Oléron Island, France