Need information on carrying capacity
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Fri Feb 7 06:53:24 EST 2003
I did an extensive study on carrying capacity on Bonaire last year (as yet
unpublished). I looked at 40 sites and the amount of damage around the
mooring buoys. Some sites had in excess of 25000 divers visiting them and
showed far higher diversity and greater 'health' than other sites with very
few divers. If you would like to know more, do not hesitate to contact me.
I suggest that you are very careful using diver numbers as a management
tool, it has tended to open up a large can of worms. Better would be the
number of tourists that the local wastewater treatment plants of the area
Duncan R. MacRae
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From: "Pedro Alcolado" <alcolado at ama.cu>
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Subject: Need information on carrying capacity
> Dear Coral lister,
> I need to get information about other papers than Hawskin's and Roberts'
> (1997) about carrying capacity in coral reef diving. I am participating
> in the elaboration of tourist diving regulations, and so far I have =
> Haskin's and Roberts' figures of 5000-6000 divers/site/year. I think it
> would be good a figure for begining that could be revised an adjusted =
> after subsequent monitoring, but I would like to know about other =
> alternative numbers. I would appreciate to receive that information, as
> well as any relevant comment on the issue.
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