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Auteur (up) Lemahieu, A.; Blaison, A.; Crochelet, E.; Bertrand, G.; Pennober, G.; Soria, M. url  doi
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  Titre Human-shark interactions: The case study of Reunion island in the south-west Indian Ocean Type Article scientifique
  Année 2017 Publication Revue Abrégée Ocean & Coastal Management  
  Volume 136 Numéro Pages 73-82  
  Mots-Clés Human-shark conflict; MPA governance; Recreational uses; Risk mitigation policies; Shark attack  
  Résumé An uncommon series of shark attacks, mostly involving surfers, occurred on the West coast of Reunion Island between 2011 and 2013, causing eight deaths. Following these events, which resulted in social, economic and political upheaval, and referred to as the “shark crisis”, a scientific program with the aim of understanding shark behavior and ecology in Reunion Island was launched in 2012. It integrated spatial and temporal monitoring protocol of coastal uses allowing for the study of shark attack repercussions on the dynamics of 15 types of uses. In this paper, we bring shark and users observations together in order to assess human-shark interactions. Firstly, we assess the impacts that shark attacks have triggered in terms of users spatiotemporal distribution between 2011 and 2013. Secondly, we explore human-shark interactions in 2013 using cross-mapping techniques. Results show that three areas (Saint-Gilles, Trois-Bassins, Etang-Salé) have high levels of potential interaction and should be of high interest for the local authorities and stakeholders for further mitigation policies. Although further studies are needed to better understand the link between shark presence and shark attack, this study provides a first insight into human-shark interactions in Reunion Island.  
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