Participatory indicators of sustainability for the salmon industry: The case of Chile

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2015
Date published: 01/2015
Authors: Raúl O'Ryan, Mauricio Pereira
Journal title: Marine Policy
Volume: 51
Pages: 322 - 330
ISSN: 0308-597X

In this paper a methodological approach is proposed and applied to undertake a participatory process to obtain sustainable development indicators for the salmon sector in Chile including a common vision of sustainability for this industry. The selected indicators are a mix of bottom-up and top-down approaches, which capture the specific needs and perceptions of the different stakeholders related to salmon farming while allowing a high degree of international comparability. A detailed step by step description of the methodology allows understanding how to obtain acceptable social, economic and environmental indicators, a result that can be replicated in other natural resource based productive sectors that are common in developing contexts.

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