Stakeholder Planning for Coastal Zone Management in Camiguin Island, Northern Philippines
Funded by Ocean Park Conservation Foundation – Hong Kong (OPCFHK), this project was implemented with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) from August 2007 to May 2008 to develop an action plan for sustainable development in the coastal zone in Camiguin Island, Cagayan Province.
Over 100 people from government, non-government organizations, and people’s organizations were involved in the 15 planning workshops.
The project was implemented in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Cagayan, the Municipality of Calayan, and the line agencies Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The lessons learnt from the planning process provide a commentary on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) which has become institutionalised as the dominant coastal resource management paradigm in the Philippines, and the challenges to the exercise of the non-coercive policy instruments.