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dc.contributor.advisorManners, Ian R.en
dc.creatorHaywood, Keene McDonalden
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:29:17Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:29:17Zen
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifierb5682208xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/639en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis work is an analysis and description of the fisheries of the Laguna Madre of Texas, a hypersaline coastal environment dominated by seagrasses and protected by a barrier island. It examines the cultural constructions developed by fishing guides, natural resource managers and research scientists involved with the red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), black drum (Pogonias cromis) and speckled trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) fisheries of the Laguna Madre. These constructions come from the work of William Cronon and others in Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature (1996). This work examines how the fishing guides, natural resource managers and research scientists are connected to the Laguna Madre and how their thoughts, words and actions help shape how we know, understand, manage and protect the Laguna Madre’s prolific fish populations. The analysis involves comparing the objects of study, spatial and temporal knowledge along with the level of personal attachment between fishing guides, natural resource managers and research scientists. A historical account of the Laguna Madre’s fisheries and an overview of its geographical and ecological characteristics is also presented to give an understanding of how these constructions have developed and to put these into a context to better know why these constructions exist.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshFisheries--Texas--Laguna Madre--Historyen
dc.subject.lcshLaguna Madre (Tex.)--Historyen
dc.titleThe Laguna Madre of Texas: a history and analysis of the spatial understanding and cultural constructions of its fisheriesen
dc.description.departmentGeography and the Environmenten
dc.identifier.oclc56103642en
dc.identifier.proqst3116083en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentGeography and the Environmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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