As fishing resources gradually disappear, the original functions of fishing ports change. Modernizing traditional fishing ports is valuable for the fishing industry, tourism, and waterfront development. To determine suitable locations for such ports, an analytic hierarchy process and an interview survey were used to objectively analyze inputs from fishing port managers and yacht users. To establish additional yacht marinas in fishing ports, both groups attached importance to the “support of government and integration of policies” (rank and additive weight of manager : user = 1[0.185] : 2[0.119]). Therefore, inclusion of a complete and appropriate management mechanism must be emphasized during development of relevant legislation. Entry and completion of administrative processes must be simplified and integrated to facilitate communication between management units. However, managers neglected the importance of the “content of public services and facilities” for users (manager : user = 12[0.032] : 4[0.090]). Potentially because of a lack of sailing experience, managers often neglect these needs, which can lead to inappropriate designs with negative consequences for the functioning of the yacht marina. This study emphasized the apparent disagreements about establishing additional yacht marinas among groups who would be directly affected by waterfront redevelopment. In addition, this study systematically assesses a variety of complicated factors and weighs their importance to the professionals that are affected by the development. The generalizability of the study results also implies substantial lessons for global coastal development.
Yang, Ching-Min; Lai1, Chi-Chang; Wu, Long-Jing; and Li, Jan-Jung
"ASSESSING FISHING PORT LOCATIONS FOR ADAPTION INTO YACHT MARINAS IN TAIWAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 22:
5, Article 10.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol22/iss5/10