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An Interdisciplinary Combination of Qualitative and Quantitative Research on the 'Skipper Effect' in the Tasmanian Commercial Rock Lobster Fishery

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Bradshaw, MB and Eaton, L, An Interdisciplinary Combination of Qualitative and Quantitative Research on the 'Skipper Effect' in the Tasmanian Commercial Rock Lobster Fishery, New Zealand Geographer, 59, (2) pp. 35-43. ISSN 0028-8144 (2003) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

In this paper we report on a collaborative inquiry involving a human geographer and a mathematician-cum-data modeller. Our example is the existence and nature of a possible 'skipper effect' in the Tasmanian commercial rock lobster fishery. The term 'skipper effect' is used to describe the supposedly variable contribution of boats' skippers to catch. Following an introduction of the fishery and an outline of our research, we briefly introduce the skipper effect. We also discuss an approach to conceptualising knowledge before moving to our case study which we treat both qualitatively and quantitatively. Possible implications of the combination of qualitative and quantitative research for fishery management are also presented. In so doing, we relate a piece of work that is both multi-method and multi-disciplinary.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
Author:Eaton, L (Dr Linda-Jane Eaton)
ID Code:28736
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-31
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