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
Date Written: September 2000
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
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