Coastal communities are facing inevitable social-ecological change as aquaculture gains prominence as a major economic industry, and as wild-capture fisheries decline. This paper provides an analysis of this shift through the systematic measurement of indicators of social-ecological resilience in a coastal community on Chiloé Island, Chile, that is undergoing a transformation from small-scale fisheries to wage labor in aquaculture firms. This paper is a presentation of an innovative method to empirically measure indicators of social-ecological resilience, with the intention that the method may be used by other researchers who are attempting to understand a community's capacity for resilience in a variety of settings.

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