Table 3. Queensland commercial fishers’ level of agreement with statements about management of the Great Barrier Reef, and results of proportional odds logistic regression models testing the relationship between each statement and social resilience (SR) score.

Level of Agreement (%) Relationship with SR score
Disagree Neutral Agree χ2 p Odds ratio
I trust the GBRMPA to do what is best for conservation of the GBR
60

21

26

14.7

<0.0001

3.93
The 2004 zoning plan was necessary to maintain the GBR in healthy condition
71

10

19

9.13

0.003

3.23
Compared with other groups, commercial fishers received fair treatment in the 2004 rezoning process

74

11

15

6.15

0.01

2.63

Commercial fishers were adequately consulted about the 2004 zoning plan
68

14

18

4.40

0.04

2.12
I trust the GBRMPA to consider the concerns of commercial fishers when making decisions about management of the marine park

91

5

4

1.31

2.25

ns

Commercial fishers were adequately compensated for areas lost under the rezoning plan

79

13

8

2.53

0.11

ns

Protecting the diversity of marine life is the most important goal of managing the GBR

15

14

71

3.30

0.07

ns