Effective communication between natural resource managers and island communities

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Conference publication

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Lloyd, D & William, BE 2012, 'Effective communication between natural resource managers and island communities', 7th International Small Islands Conference, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Qld., pp. 57-64.

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This paper uses theory of planned behaviour to discuss the need for effective communication skills when managing natural resources. Using a case study of communication between a natural resource agency and fishers, it analyses approaches taken, and suggests processes to assist in improved compliance. It concludes by discussing the importance of theory of planned behaviour in developing an effective approach to communication, and suggests that, to be effective, the communicator must have a clear understanding of the intended receiver of the communication.

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