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A sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: The case of Cornish fishing communities

A sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: The case of Cornish fishing communities

Urquhart, Julie and Acott, Tim (2013) A sense of place in cultural ecosystem services: The case of Cornish fishing communities. Routledge, pp. 3-19. ISSN 0894-1920 (Print), 1521-0723 (Online) (doi:10.1080/08941920.2013.820811)

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Abstract

Fishing communities in Europe are facing significant challenges due to policy measures aimed at reducing fishing effort in order to cope with the ‘‘crisis’’ in key stocks. While it is imperative to ensure sustainability of the resource, such policies may overlook the contribution of fisheries to the social and cultural well-being of coastal communities. This article explores the contribution that sense of place can make to understanding the relationship between fishing and cultural ecosystem ser- vices, drawing on case studies from Cornwall, southwest England. Through semi- structured interviews with fishing community stakeholders we outline how fishing contributes to sense of place in terms of individual and community identities, as well as a particular place character associated with the physical presence of fishing. We suggest that a co-constructionist account of the relationship between sea and land can provide a starting point for understanding the cultural landscape that emerges as a result of fishing.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Society & Natural Resources is official journal of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cornwall, cultural services, ecosystem services, place attachment, sense of place
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10411

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