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Table 1 Jangadeiros socioeconomic profile (n = 32)

From: Seahorses in focus: local ecological knowledge of seahorse-watching operators in a tropical estuary

  No. of informants Frequency (%)
Age class
 21 – 30 8 25
 31- 40 18 56
 41 – 50 6 19
 51 – 59 1 3
Education level (years of schooling)
 Illiterate 5 16
 Elementary school incomplete (2 years) 2 6
 Elementary school (5 years) 14 44
 Middle school (9 years) 8 24
 High school (12 years) 4 12.5
Experience in seahorse-watching (years)
 < 1 1 3
 1 – 7 14 44
 8 – 13 18 56
Former occupation
 Fishing 20 62.5
 Others 15 47
Income source
 Only seahorse-watching 27 84
 Complementary activities 6 19