Table 4. Queensland commercial fishers’ perceptions of the impacts of the 2004 Great Barrier Reef zoning plan on various aspects of their fishing business and fishing activity, and results of proportional odds logistic regression models testing the relationship between perceived impact and social resilience (SR) score.

Perceived Effect (%) Relationship with SR score
Decreased No effect Increased χ2 p Odds ratio
Access to productive fishing areas 85 12 3 7.07 0.008 3.18
Number of fish caught 61 34 5 5.72 0.02 2.37
Personal income from fishing 76 22 2 9.11 0.002 3.79
Fishing business profitability 82 17 1 10.4 0.001 5.07
Satisfaction with job as a commercial fisher 68 27 5 8.42 0.004 3.03
Sense of security as a commercial fisher 81 16 3 5.37 0.02 2.84
Long-term sustainability of GBR fisheries 41 33 26 3.54 0.06 ns
Long-term sustainability of the GBR 10 48 42 2.37 0.12 ns
Impact of commercial fishing on the GBR 34 41 25 1.29 0.26 ns
Impact of recreational fishing on the GBR 19 52 29 1.18 0.27 ns
Size of fish caught 30 64 6 1.80 0.17 ns