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Ecological impacts and management strategies for recreational diving: A review

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Giglio, Vinicius J. [1, 2, 3] ; Luiz, Osmar J. [4] ; Ferreira, Carlos E. L. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Rio De Janeiro, Programa Posgrad Ecol, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Fluminense, Dept Biol Marinha, Reef Syst Ecol & Conservat Lab, Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Mar, Marine Ecol & Conservat Lab, Santos, SP - Brazil
[4] Charles Darwin Univ, Res Inst Environm & Livelihoods, Darwin, NT - Australia
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Source: Journal of Environmental Management; v. 256, FEB 15 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Recreational diving is an expanding branch of ecotourism that when poorly managed, may cause considerable impacts to benthic organisms. Such impacts become a matter of concern in popular diving destinations. A systematic literature review was used to verify the characteristics of divers who cause damage to reefs, the effects on benthic organisms, and the range of management interventions available. We describe the knowledge gaps, addressed challenges and propose solutions hoping to reach successful management of diving tourism industry. We identified three main challenges on recreational diving management frameworks and discussed actions to overcome such challenges. The challenges are related to (1) the lack of baseline data and long-term monitoring; (2) integration of scientific research and management; and (3) adaptive management strategies and stakeholder involvement. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/22273-0 - Ecological effects of recreational diving in subtropical marine protected areas
Grantee:Vinicius Jose Giglio Fernandes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate