publication . Article . 2017

Heterogeneous Attitudes of Tourists toward Lionfish in the Mexican Caribbean: Implications for Invasive Species Management

Luis Malpica-Cruz; Luis Malpica-Cruz; Wolfgang Haider; Nicola S. Smith; Sergio Fernández-Lozada; Isabelle M. Côté;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 May 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Marine Science (issn: 2296-7745, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) are invasive predators established throughout the Wider Caribbean. They have already caused significant ecological impacts and have the potential to affect local economies that depend on coral reefs. Snorkeling and scuba diving are important activities that rely on aesthetically pleasant reefs. We asked whether lionfish-invaded reefs have lower aesthetic value and whether fees to help control the invasion might be acceptable to recreational divers and snorkelers in the Mexican Caribbean. To do so, we conducted a choice experiment in which tourists were asked to indicate their preferences for coral reef images...
Subjects
free text keywords: coral reef conservation, stated preference choice experiments, invasive species management, marine-tourism management, latent-class analysis, Science, Q, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5, Marine Science, Aquatic Science, Global and Planetary Change, Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Water Science and Technology, Ecology, Recreation, Tourism, Snorkeling, business.industry, business, Fishery, Invasive species, Biology, Coral reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Pterois, biology.organism_classification, Casual, Reef
Related Organizations
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Andersen M. C. Adams H. Hope B. Powell M. (2004). Risk assessment for invasive species. Risk Anal. 24, 787–793. 10.1111/j.0272-4332.2004.00478.x 15357799 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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Arin T. Kramer R. A. (2002). Divers' willingness to pay to visit marine sanctuaries: an exploratory study. Ocean Coast. Manage. 45, 171–183. 10.1016/s0964-5691(02)00049-2 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Armstrong R. A. (2014). When to use the Bonferroni correction. Ophthal. Physiol. Optics 34, 502–508. 10.1111/opo.12131 24697967 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Arnberger A. Haider W. (2007). Would you displace? It depends! A multivariate visual approach to intended displacement from an urban forest trail. J. Leisure Res. 39, 345–365. [OpenAIRE]

Barbour A. B. Allen M. S. Frazer T. K. Sherman K. D. (2011). Evaluating the potential efficacy of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) removals. PLoS ONE 6:e19666. 10.1371/journal.pone.0019666 21572951 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bateman I. J. Day B. H. Jones A. P. Jude S. (2009). Reducing gain–loss asymmetry: a virtual reality choice experiment valuing land use change. J. Environ. Econ. Manage. 58, 106–118. 10.1016/j.jeem.2008.05.003 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

117 references, page 1 of 8
Abstract
Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) are invasive predators established throughout the Wider Caribbean. They have already caused significant ecological impacts and have the potential to affect local economies that depend on coral reefs. Snorkeling and scuba diving are important activities that rely on aesthetically pleasant reefs. We asked whether lionfish-invaded reefs have lower aesthetic value and whether fees to help control the invasion might be acceptable to recreational divers and snorkelers in the Mexican Caribbean. To do so, we conducted a choice experiment in which tourists were asked to indicate their preferences for coral reef images...
Subjects
free text keywords: coral reef conservation, stated preference choice experiments, invasive species management, marine-tourism management, latent-class analysis, Science, Q, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5, Marine Science, Aquatic Science, Global and Planetary Change, Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Water Science and Technology, Ecology, Recreation, Tourism, Snorkeling, business.industry, business, Fishery, Invasive species, Biology, Coral reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Pterois, biology.organism_classification, Casual, Reef
Related Organizations
117 references, page 1 of 8

Akaike H. (1974). A new look at the statistical model identification. IEEE Trans. Autom. Control 19, 716e 723. [OpenAIRE]

Albins M. A. (2012). Effects of invasive Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans versus a native predator on Bahamian coral-reef fish communities. Biol. Invasions 15, 29–43. 10.1007/s10530-012-0266-1 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Albins M. A. Hixon M. A. (2008). Invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans reduce recruitment of Atlantic coral-reef fishes. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 367, 233–238. 10.3354/meps07620 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Albins M. A. Hixon M. A. (2011). Worst case scenario: potential long-term effects of invasive predatory lionfish (Pterois volitans) on Atlantic and Caribbean coral-reef communities. Environ. Biol. Fish. 96, 1151–1157. 10.1007/s10641-011-9795-1 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Ali F. Collins K. Peachey R. (2013). The role of volunteer divers in lionfish research and control in the Caribbean, in Proceedings 2013 Curaçao AAUS/ESDP Joint International Science Divison of Symposium, eds Lang M. A. Sayer M. D. J. (Dauphin Island, AL: American Academy of Underwater Sciences), 7–12.

Anaya-Ortíz J. S. Palafox-Muñoz A. (2010). El perfil del turista internacional de Cozumel a partir de la construcción de su capital simbólico. Teoría y Praxis 8, 171–185. [OpenAIRE]

Andersen M. C. Adams H. Hope B. Powell M. (2004). Risk assessment for invasive species. Risk Anal. 24, 787–793. 10.1111/j.0272-4332.2004.00478.x 15357799 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Anderson L. E. Loomis D. K. (2011). SCUBA diver specialization and behavior norms at coral reefs. Coast Manage. 39, 478–491. 10.1080/08920753.2011.598813 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Andradi-Brown D. A. Vermeij M. J. A. Slattery M. Lesser M. Bejarano I. Appeldoorn R. . (2017). Large-scale invasion of western Atlantic mesophotic reefs by lionfish potentially undermines culling-based management. Biol. Invasions 19, 939–954. 10.1007/s10530-016-1358-0 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Arias-Gonzalez J. E. Gonzalez-Gandara C. Luis Cabrera J. Christensen V. (2011). Predicted impact of the invasive lionfish Pterois volitans on the food web of a Caribbean coral reef. Environ. Res. 111, 917–925. 10.1016/j.envres.2011.07.008 21840517 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Arin T. Kramer R. A. (2002). Divers' willingness to pay to visit marine sanctuaries: an exploratory study. Ocean Coast. Manage. 45, 171–183. 10.1016/s0964-5691(02)00049-2 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Armstrong R. A. (2014). When to use the Bonferroni correction. Ophthal. Physiol. Optics 34, 502–508. 10.1111/opo.12131 24697967 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Arnberger A. Haider W. (2007). Would you displace? It depends! A multivariate visual approach to intended displacement from an urban forest trail. J. Leisure Res. 39, 345–365. [OpenAIRE]

Barbour A. B. Allen M. S. Frazer T. K. Sherman K. D. (2011). Evaluating the potential efficacy of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) removals. PLoS ONE 6:e19666. 10.1371/journal.pone.0019666 21572951 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bateman I. J. Day B. H. Jones A. P. Jude S. (2009). Reducing gain–loss asymmetry: a virtual reality choice experiment valuing land use change. J. Environ. Econ. Manage. 58, 106–118. 10.1016/j.jeem.2008.05.003 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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publication . Article . 2017

Heterogeneous Attitudes of Tourists toward Lionfish in the Mexican Caribbean: Implications for Invasive Species Management

Luis Malpica-Cruz; Luis Malpica-Cruz; Wolfgang Haider; Nicola S. Smith; Sergio Fernández-Lozada; Isabelle M. Côté;