A grower-centred examination into definitions of and impacts on success in aquaculture ventures in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Charles, Anthony Trevor, 1956-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Hatt, Jennifer Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:18Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.other SH37.5 N6 H3 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22031
dc.description 143 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 134-143).
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores, from the growers' perspective, perceptions of success in individual aquaculture ventures and the aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia through the use of four main sources--a review of published information on definitions of success in societal, corporate, and personal arenas; a review of published sources of aquaculture industry development globally, nationally and provincially; an examination of development in related regions; and, most importantly the observations and experiences of individual growers and industry associations. As well, this project was designed to highlight areas worthy of more in-depth research. Examination of individual leaseholders' self-declared objectives yielded measurements of success that extend beyond the traditional financial markers to include a rich blend of personal interests, core values, and quality of life elements. Positive impacts upon these objectives included supportive individuals within the government agencies responsible for development and regulation and good community relations, essentially any person or system that respected the individual grower's motivations and needs. Likewise, negative impacts included regulations and lease acquisition systems which seem designed solely for large-scale operations, and the public hearing process which sets the aquaculturist in a defensive role. Species choice and farm size also factored into individual abilities to meet objectives, with those producing shellfish, or operating multi-site farms, tending to have a greater chance of success. This study is an indicator of the potential diversity within the Nova Scotia aquaculture industry, and the need for equally diverse regulatory and development support if this direction is to continue. It is also an indicator of individual satisfaction within the industry, which could be an asset for future development.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc SH37.5.N6
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture surveys -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture industry -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculturists -- Nova Scotia -- Attitudes
dc.title A grower-centred examination into definitions of and impacts on success in aquaculture ventures in Nova Scotia
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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