Recreational fishers' perceptions of poaching in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

This dataset represents a comprehensive investigation into poaching by recreational fishers - including why fishers think others poach, the normative influences, beliefs, attitudes and perceived behavioural controls that may affect fishers' compliance behaviours.

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    Data record related to this publication Recreational fishers' perceptions of poaching in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
    Data Publication title Recreational fishers' perceptions of poaching in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Description

    This dataset represents a comprehensive investigation into poaching by recreational fishers - including why fishers think others poach, the normative influences, beliefs, attitudes and perceived behavioural controls that may affect fishers' compliance behaviours.

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    • Descriptor

      Data yielded by a multi-disciplinary approach that uses the theory of planned behaviour as a foundation on which to investigate fisher perceptions of poaching. Most data is in the form of Likert Scales, representing individual fisher's agreement or disagreement with statements about poaching. Data was collected April 2015-December 2016, 682 surveys were completed on boat ramps during the study period.

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    • Descriptor

      Data set consists of the data file in Comma-separated values (.csv) format, the survey tool in pdf format, and a data key in both MS Excel (.xlsx) format and Open Document (.ods) format. The CSV data is available via negotiated access only, the supporting files are public.

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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • compliance
    • poaching
    • recreational fishers
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    SEO Codes
    • 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
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    Temporal (time) coverage
  • Start Date 2015/04/03
  • End Date 2018/12/07
  • Time Period
    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    • South Townsville, AU (Australia/Brisbane)
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    Physical Location The CSV file is stored in the secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive - eResearch Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Attachment Bergseth_data_key.ods Data key - Open Document (.ods) format
    Attachment Survey.pdf Survey questions used to collect data
    Attachment Bergseth_data_key.xlsx Data key - MS Excel (.xlsx) format
    The Data Manager is: Brock Bergseth
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Open: free access under license
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  • Data record size 287 KB
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    The data will be licensed under CC BY-NC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 AU
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  • Statement of rights in data Once access to the data has been obtained via negotiation with the data manager, use of the dataset is governed by the CC-BY-NC licence.
  • Data owners
      Brock Bergseth
    Citation Cinner, Joshua; Bergseth, Brock (2018): Recreational fishers' perceptions of poaching in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/5b171c832d5aa