Interactions between net fishing communities on Kaledupa and Sampela: knowledge, resource perceptions and trust

Tomlinson, Daniel (2007) Interactions between net fishing communities on Kaledupa and Sampela: knowledge, resource perceptions and trust. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The Wakatobi Marine National Park (WMNP) faces an important phase in its management process. Originally designed and constructed with little if any help from local communities, only time will tell whether the multi-cultural communities that inhabit the park will work together to make the park a success. The two groups this paper focuses on are net fishermen, one from Kaledupa and one the ethnically diverse Bajau community situated just offshore on the North Eastern edge of Kaledupa. These two communities share a rather volatile history in the relatively short time that Sampela has existed. The community that is built on stilts has only existed in its current location for around 50 years after Kaledupans burnt their original community to the ground. This is what many believe to be the roots of the tension between both communities. Research in the past suggests that collaboration between them over common interests within the park would be impossible. Within this paper the issue of trust is examined as a possible reason as to why collaboration is deemed impossible. Social capital, and more specifically trust, is seen as the corner stones to a cooperative, fully functioning management plan. If both communities can show enough signs of possible engagement of shared social norms with each other, then the bridges of a successful collaborative relationship can be built.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/341

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