Outside the tank – the dissension between ornamental aquarium collection and tourism: A testimony analysis

Brooke Porter

Coral Triangle Conservancy

Dr. Brooke Porter is a specialist in the human dimensions of the fisheries and the marine environment. Her work explores tourism as a development and conservation strategy in lesser-developed regions, with emphasis on surf and adventure tourism. Dr. Porter is focused on developing simple and effective development and conservation strategies for coastal communities.  She has worked in various capacities with NGOs, international aid agencies and educational institutions. Dr. Porter worked in Maui, Hawai’i for nine years serving as Conservation Director for Pacific Whale Foundation. She has worked on fisheries development projects in Eritrea with the United Nations. Dr. Porter has also worked in the industry as a naturalist aboard whale watching tours in both Hawai’i and New Zealand. She currently serves as a scientific adviser to The Coral Triangle Conservancy, a NGO that focuses on reef protection and restoration in the Philippines.


A remote archipelago, Hawai’i is home to one of the greatest percentage of endemic marine species. Hawai’i offers a plethora of sought after coastal and marine tourism experiences. The unique marine flora and fauna also... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Brooke Porter (Coral Triangle Conservancy)

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OS-A2 » Tourism in Changing Natural Environments: Policy and Governance (09:00 - Monday, 3rd October, Santa Croce Room, Santa Chiara Complex)

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