Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


Marine Affairs

First Advisor

Gerald Krausse


This study examined the perception of local stakeholders on the island of Anguilla in regards to the health, current management, and future management of their marine resources. Little quantitative data is available for any of Anguilla's marine resources specifically lobster and reef fish populations or rates of harvest. Anecdotal reports describe these resources as in decline. A descriptive survey was used to gather information on the stakeholder's perception of the health, the current management, and future management of their marine resources. A cornerstone of the study was that a polarization among stakeholder groups would emerge. This divergence of opinion did not materialize. Conversely, some common perceptions were uncovered. These findings are the basis of several marine resource management recommendations that appear to be viable to the sample population.



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