Resolving coastal tensions or living with conflict: what is the fate of Tasmania’s rural coasts?

Project outline: Tasmania is experiencing escalated development of its coastal regions, with greater use of coastal waters for industry and recreational activities, as well as the value placed on the pristine nature of our coasts. A greater understanding of community values regarding the marine environment is required so that increased…

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Improving the Approval Processes for Activities Affecting the Marine Environment: Lessons from the Relationship of Social License and Free, Prior, Informed Consent

Project outline and objectives: Conflicts over activities in the marine environment are increasing.  As recent controversies like the “super trawler,” and marine aquaculture in Macquarie Harbour and Okehampton Bay suggest, marine activities involve impacts on common pool environmental resources. They often involve fundamental conflicts between private and public interest values.…

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