Potential for aquaculture in pre-andean areas of the La Araucania region: conflicts of use with tourism activity

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Autor:
Alfaro Castillo, Denis - Pena Cortes, Fernando
URI:
http://repositoriodigital.uct.cl/handle/10925/2663
Datos de publicación:
REVISTA DE GEOGRAFIA NORTE GRANDE,Vol.,137-157,2012
Temas:
Territorial planning - conflict of use - aquaculture - tourism - perception
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Resumen:
Areas of use and conflict between salmon farming and tourism were identified in the pre-Andean area of the Araucania Region, Chile. To do this, variables of suitability and of technical and legal restrictions were determined and incorporated using a Geographical Information System. Subsequently, the perception of actors in the communities in response to the two types of activity were evaluated. The results allowed three sectors of spatial conflict to be identified, all in the district of Pucon. A register was made of 245,113 ha which are potentially suitable for the installation of salmonid species cultivation centres. However the perception study revealed that a large sector of the population is against the installation of new cultivation centres. Meanwhile tourism is perceived as an activity which generates more local employment; however the environmental effects of the two types of activity are not clear to the population.

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