Developing Consensus Indicators of Sustainability for Southeastern United States Aquaculture

LSU AgCenter, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Working Draft Bulletin No. 2000-01

43 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2000

See all articles by Rex H. Caffey

Rex H. Caffey

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Richard F. Kazmierczak Jr.

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

James W. Avault

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Date Written: September 2000

Abstract

Many diverse, conflicting stakeholders groups are activeley engaged in an increasingly volatile debate over the proper definition and application of sustainability in aquaculture. Attempts to find common-ground on general sustainability goals and parameters have not yet been successful. This study illustrates the potential of utilizing a Delphi approach to identify and refine consensus indicators of sustainability along three separate disciplinary axes; environmental, economic, and sociological. In fact, nonparametric statistical analysis of sustainability categories and indicators indicated a high level of consensus among and between diverse stakeholder groups after the Delphi process.

JEL Classification: Q1, Q22, Q32

Suggested Citation

Caffey, Rex H. and Kazmierczak, Richard and Avault, James W., Developing Consensus Indicators of Sustainability for Southeastern United States Aquaculture (September 2000). LSU AgCenter, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Working Draft Bulletin No. 2000-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=242312 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.242312

Rex H. Caffey

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness ( email )

101 Agricultural Administration Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604

Richard Kazmierczak (Contact Author)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness ( email )

101 Agricultural Administration Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604
504-388-2712 (Phone)
504-388-2716 (Fax)

James W. Avault

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

101 Agricultural Administration Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604

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