Stakeholder participation and communication in the Placentia Bay/Grand Banks large ocean management area

Tucker, Amy (2011) Stakeholder participation and communication in the Placentia Bay/Grand Banks large ocean management area. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This research examines the nature and extent of stakeholder participation and communication in the Placentia Bay/Grand Banks Large Ocean Management Area (PB/GB LOMA) in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The PB/GB LOMA is an integrated management initiative which is being implemented under Canada's Oceans Act. The research has shown that many stakeholders are participating in the PB/GB LOMA process as they see its potential benefits. However, progression is limited by a lack of understanding of its goals and process. The research has also shown that there is a lack of stakeholder buy-in within PB/GB LOMA, which needs to be addressed for the process to move forward successfully. This study also found that communication channels are present for communicating about coastal and ocean issues, and that the communication network is generally strong. However, this network has not often been used to communicate about the PB/GB LOMA specifically. As the process moves forward, it is particularly important that stakeholder group representatives communicate about the LOMA to their groups. It will also become increasingly important that the LOMA be brought to the attention of the public, which at this point is generally unaware of the initiative.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 9835
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 176-184).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Coastal zone management--Social aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador; Marine resources--Newfoundland and Labrador--Management; Social sciences--Network analysis; Communication in organizations.

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