Recreation : Marine Enviroment : Questionnaire

Recreation participation questionnaire

Of the 87 national questionnaires that were forwarded to organisations on the consultation list, 33 completed questionnaires were received, a response rate of approximately 29%.

The network approach that was used to forward site questionnaires proved successful with 98 completed questionnaires being received. As the total number forwarded by national organisations is not known, it is not possible to determine the response rate as a percentage. However, the questionnaires that were returned provided useful information regarding the types of activities that were undertaken in each site area.

The majority of site questionnaires returned covered the English demonstration sites. A good response was also received from the Lleyn Peninsula and Strangford Lough. The response rate from Scottish sites was more limited, possibly because of the lower levels of recreation in many of these areas or as a result of the national organisational networks not extending to these areas. As a result, the following information analysis is predominantly from the English and Welsh sites.

In the following analysis, the twelve site areas correspond to the following numbers:

1. Plymouth Sound and Estuaries, England
2. Chesil and the Fleet, England
3. The Wash and North Norfolk Coast, England
4. Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast, England & Scotland
5. Morecambe Bay, England
6. Solway Firth, England & Scotland
7. Papa Stour, Scotland
8. Loch Maddy, Scotland
9. Sound of Arisaig, Scotland
10. Strangford Lough, N. Ireland
11. Llyn Peninsula, Wales
12. Cardigan Bay, Wales

The graph below shows the response rate to the site questionnaires received from each demonstration area.

Evaluation of a national questionnaire on recreation in the marine environment

Evaluation of a local questionnaire on recreation in the marine environment


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