Participatory indicators of sustainability for the salmon industry: The case of Chile

Raúl O'Ryan, Mauricio Pereira

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In this paper a methodological approach is proposed and applied to undertake a participatory process to obtain sustainable development indicators for the salmon sector in Chile including a common vision of sustainability for this industry. The selected indicators are a mix of bottom-up and top-down approaches, which capture the specific needs and perceptions of the different stakeholders related to salmon farming while allowing a high degree of international comparability. A detailed step by step description of the methodology allows understanding how to obtain acceptable social, economic and environmental indicators, a result that can be replicated in other natural resource based productive sectors that are common in developing contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-330
Number of pages9
JournalMarine Policy
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Chile
  • Indicators
  • Latin America
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Sustainable development


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