Revista de geografía Norte Grande
versión ISSN 0718-3402
ALFARO CASTILLO, Denis y PENA-CORTES, Fernando. Potencial acuícola en áreas preandinas de la Región de La Araucanía: conflictos de uso con la actividad turística. Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2012, n.51, pp. 137-157. ISSN 0718-3402. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34022012000100008.
Areas of use and conflict between salmon farming and tourism were identified in the pre-Andean area of the Araucanía Region, Chile. To do this, variables of suitability and of technical and legal restrictions were determined and incorporated using a Geographical Information System. Subsequently, the perception of actors in the communities in response to the two types of activity were evaluated. The results allowed three sectors of spatial conflict to be identified, all in the district of Pucón. A register was made of 245,113 ha which are potentially suitable for the installation of salmonid species cultivation centres. However the perception study revealed that a large sector of the population is against the installation of new cultivation centres. Meanwhile tourism is perceived as an activity which generates more local employment; however the environmental effects of the two types of activity are not clear to the population.
Palabras clave : Territorial planning; conflict of use; aquaculture; tourism; perception.