This research responds to a research topic as requested by the Ministry of Fisheries. The aim of this research is to better understand the economic impacts of marine tourism activities on communities. This will be done by evaluating methodologies to measure economic impacts of marine tourism and applying best practice to assess two fishing communities that have been impacted by marine tourism. The research focuses on two cases: the Tutukaka Coast in the Northland region, and Stewart Island, in Southland.
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