Is sustainable development a motor or a constraint for the professionalization of the pearl oyster industry in tahiti?

Type Article
Date 2016-12
Language English
Author(s) Rey-Valette Helene1, Lacoste Elise1, Perez Jose2, Raux Pascal3, Gaertner Jean-Claude4, Gaertner-Mazouni Nabila5
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Montpellier I, UMR LAMETA 5474, CNRS, F-34006 Montpellier, France.
2 : IFREMER, UMR AMURE M101, Issy Les Moulineaux, France.
3 : Univ Brest, UMR AMURE M101, Brest, France.
4 : IRD, UMR EIO 241, Papeete, Fr Polynesia.
5 : Univ Polynesie Francaise, UMR EIO 241, Faaa, Fr Polynesia.
Source Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science (0272-7714) (Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd), 2016-12 , Vol. 182 , N. Part.B , P. 310-317
DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.10.027
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Note SI:Sustainable pearl-culture
Keyword(s) Sustainable development, Pearl oyster farming, Perceptions, Collective learning process, Indicators, French Polynesia
Abstract This article reports the results of a survey of the pearl oyster industry in French Polynesia territory. Its purpose is to examine the perceptions of the priorities for the development of this industry towards sustainable development. These perceptions were apprehended by a survey of pearl oyster farmers and other stakeholders of the sector (management authorities, scientists). After describing the methodological protocol of these investigations, it comes to confront the priorities chosen by professionals (i.e. pearl farmers) concerning sustainable development, with the perceptions of others stakeholders in the sector. Secondly it comes to build a typology of the priorities of pearl farmers concerning sustainable development. This analysis enables the assessment of the degree of convergence within the sector, which is the base material for defining a shared action plan at the territory scale. This is the first study compiling data of surveys of various professionals and stakeholders of the pearl farming industry in such a large area in French Polynesia.
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Rey-Valette Helene, Lacoste Elise, Perez Jose, Raux Pascal, Gaertner Jean-Claude, Gaertner-Mazouni Nabila (2016). Is sustainable development a motor or a constraint for the professionalization of the pearl oyster industry in tahiti? Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 182(Part.B), 310-317. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :