Dr Stephen Sutton
Principal Research Fellow
BSc (Hons) Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
MSc (Biology) Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
PhD (Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences) Texas A&M University, USA
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Main area of research interest is in the human dimensions of natural resource management with special interest in the areas of recreational fishing and other recreational uses of marine environments. Theoretical areas of interest include substitutability in outdoor recreation, constraints on recreational fishing participation, understanding catch-and-release behaviour of recreational fishers, and understanding and measuring determinants of satisfaction in outdoor recreation. Areas of applied research focus on collecting social information about resource users in support of natural resource management, and in understanding the impacts of recent fisheries and marine park management changes on recreational fishing in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Understanding the effects of the Representative Areas Program on recreational fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – CRC Reef Research Centre
Incorporating stakeholders and their knowledge, values, and aspirations in the care and management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility
Brief description of research impact:
Understanding the effectiveness of GBRMPA consultation programs. Results of this research were used to inform a report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to review their consultation process and engagement capability regarding the recent rezoning of the GBR.
Sutton, S.G. 2007. Constraints on recreational fishing participation in Queensland, Australia. Fisheries 32(2):73-83.
Sutton, SG. 2006. Understanding recreational fishers’ participation in public consultation programs. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11:1-13.
Sutton, SG, and RB Ditton. 2005. The substitutability of one type of fishing for another. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:536-546.
Sutton, SG, 2003. Personal and situational determinants of catch-and-release behaviour of freshwater anglers. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 8:109-126.
Sutton, SG, TP Bult, and RL Haedrich. 2000. Relationships among fat weight, body weight, water weight, and condition factors in wild Atlantic salmon parr. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129,527-538.