ACTITUDES HACIA LA ACUACULTURA EN ALGUNAS COMUNIDADES DEL GOLFO DE NICOYA, COSTA RICA

  • Ginger Smith Asociacion de Colegio del Medio Oeste (ACM)
  • Peter Phillips Universidad Nacional
Palabras clave: ACUACULTURA, GOLFO DE NICOYA, COSTA RICA, PESCA

Resumen

General attitudes toward aquaculture and specifically their interest in and the capture of mullet (Migil spp) was the determined by interviewing 154 artisanal fishermen and 29 salt-evaporation pond owners along the eastern shore of the Gulf of Nicoya. The majority of the fishermen, who likely are already overexploiting the fishery resource of the gulf, knew nothing about aquaculture. Nevertheless, they indicated that agriculture (which includes aquaculture) would be an alternative economic activity in the event that they couldn’t continue fishing. Although mullet is not highly valued on the market, it is very common and utilized by this social group. During winter (rainy season) the salt-evaporation ponds are not utilized and their owners expressed interest in cultivating mullet and shrimp during that season. Aquaculture could help solve the overexploitation problems in the traditional fishery, the overproduction of salt and the underutilization of the salt=evaporation ponds during the rainy season.

Biografía del autor/a

Peter Phillips, Universidad Nacional
Profesor de la Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas
Cómo citar
Smith, G., & Phillips, P. (1). ACTITUDES HACIA LA ACUACULTURA EN ALGUNAS COMUNIDADES DEL GOLFO DE NICOYA, COSTA RICA. Revista Geográfica De América Central, 1(19-20), 203-212. Recuperado a partir de https://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/geografica/article/view/3077