Citizen-Science and Participatory Research as a Means to Improve Stakeholder Engagement in Resource Management: A Case Study of Vietnamese American Fishers on the US Gulf Coast

Rebecca L. Schewe, David Hoffman, Joseph Witt, Brian Shoup, Matthew Freeman

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Abstract

This study examines the engagement of Vietnamese American commercial fisheries stakeholders in the US Gulf Coast with state and federal agencies and the role that citizen science and participatory research may play in improving this engagement. Using a mixed methods study including surveys, interviews, and focus groups, findings highlight language, lack of trust, and outreach misfit as key barriers to engaging Vietnamese American stakeholders as demanded for collaborative resource management or co-management. However, findings also demonstrate the potential role for citizen science and participatory research that collaboratively engages stakeholders in research to overcome some of these barriers to engaging diverse fishing stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-87
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental Management
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Citizen science
  • Collaborative management
  • Stakeholder engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Ecology
  • Pollution

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