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

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

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 82055485xPUB11
Title Importance of public information and perception for managing recreational activities in the Peel-Harvey estuary, Western Australia
Author Lepesteur, Muriel
Wegner, Aggie
Moore, Susan A.
McComb, Arthur
Journal Name Journal of Environmental Management
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 87
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1095-8630   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 389
End Page 395
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication London
Publisher Academic Press
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
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.
Keywords recreational water
primary contact
water quality
risk perception
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.01.026   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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