Table 2. Research strategy (participatory research, key informant interviews, and workshops) to collect the Traditional Ecological Knowledge from Zapotec and Huave ethnics in the Huave Lagoon System, Mexico.

Ethnic group Fishing port Participatory research Key informant interviews Workshops
Number of meetings Number of activities Number Number of participants Length (h)
Zapotec
Álvaro Obregón Cooperative (2) Marketing (2); fishing trip (1); fish landing (1) ND 1 6 3
San Vicente Cooperative (2) Marketing (3); fish landing (1) Local politicians (5); fishermen's wives (2), bilingual teachers (2); natural resources administrators (2) 1 4 2
Playa Unión Unregistered fishing group (1) Fish landing (2) Aquaculture users (1); local politicians (1) 1 5 2
Chicapa Unregistered fishing group (1) Marketing (1); fish landing (1) Aquaculture users (1) 1 3 3
Xadani Unregistered fishing group (1) Marketing (2); fishing trips (1) Local politicians (2) 1 5 4
Subtotal
 
7
 
15
 
16
 
5
 
23
 
14
 
Huave
Playa Copalito Cooperative (2); Fish landing (3); fishing trip (1); marketing (1); touristic trip (1) Bilingual teachers (2); local politicians (2) 1 4 3
Huamúchil Cooperative (2) Marketing (1); fish landing (1) ND 1 3 4
San Dionisio del Mar Pueblo Viejo Communal (1) Marketing (1);
fish landing (1)
ND 1 3 2
San Francisco del Mar Pueblo Nuevo Cooperative (1); Marketing (2); fish landing (2); fishing trip (1) bilingual teachers (2); local politicians (2) 1 3 4
San Francisco del Mar Pueblo Viejo Cooperative (2); communal (2) Fish landing (3); marketing (2) bilingual teachers (1); aquaculture users (1); local politicians (1) 1 4 4
Santa María del Mar Communal (3); cooperative (2) Fishing trips (3); fish landing (3); marketing (2);
touristic trip (1)
Bilingual teachers (3); fishermen's wives (2); local politicians (2) 1 5 4
San Mateo del Mar Cooperative (2) Marketing (3);
fish landing (2)
Local politicians (3); bilingual teachers (1); natural resources administrators (1) 1 4 3
Subtotal 17 34 23 7 26 24
TOTAL 24 49 39 12 49 38
ND = No Data