Ensuring good governance of marine wildlife tourism; a case study of ray-based tourism at Hamelin Bay, WA

This paper focuses on stingray and eagle ray tourism in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, and examines whether current governance arrangements are sufficient. Utilising a desk-based methodology we review the literature and analyse the relevant legal provisions and management practices to determine whether these are appropriate given growth in tourism numbers. Although stricter controls were recommended over ten years ago, and some reforms were made, we find that governance remains limited. We make recommendations for the future with implications for governance in Australia and other regions where marinebased tourism is expanding and must be sustainably managed.


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Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 24:2. pp 121-135


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Techera, Erica J (Author); Delorenzo, Julia (Author)


Taylor and Francis: 2019