Experience from Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Philippines

A report from the Soc Trang delegation on the cross visit to the Philippines in July 2011
Presented by Nguyen Duc Hoang, Soc Trang Sub-Department of Forest Protection
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The Philippines context and the scope of the presentation

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Definition
Integrated coastal area management
“Integrated coastal area management (ICAM), in contrast to a traditional sectoral approach to management, is a holistic, cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary approach in which land and sea areas of the coastal zones are managed as an integrated unit.”

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Integrated Coastal Zone Management
In the context of sustainable management of natural resources

Alliance of Local Government Units

Zonation/Marine Protected Areas

Environment

Improved Local-Level Planning /Participation

Intra-collaboration of different agencies
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Alliance of LGUs

Excerpt from GIZ EnRD presentation “Coastal Fisheries Resources Management”

Benefits:

• Harmonised ordinances on resource use • Improving law enforcement • Overcoming lack of management capacities and technical expertise
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Alliance of LGUs

CENECCORD alliance
Central Negros Council for Coastal Resources Development

Who are they?
7 neighboring cities and municipalities

What did they do?
Developed jointly a scheme for clam management along the coast of alliance

What are the results?
Fisherfolks in all LGUs agree on the scheme and clams are well protected
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Improved Local-Level Planning/Participation

FARMCs
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils

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Representatives of fisherfolks

representatives + from agencies

FARMCs

consultancy
Mandated by law

Authorities
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Improved Local-Level Planning/Participation

Enhanced awareness of fisherfolks in protecting natural resources

Benefits of strong FARMCs

Improved participation at local level for better fishery management
Connecting fisherfolks with other stakeholders and coastal programs Establishing local law enforcers “Bantay Dagat” and “Bantay Katunggan”

Voluntary law enforcers at Mangrove Ecopark in Binalbagan
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Awareness Raising

Environment

Water levy for watershed conservation

Waste separation/ Eco Center
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Zonation/Marine Protected Areas

Open-access

No-take Zone

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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Zonation/Marine Protected Areas

MPA in Sagay

Mangrove Park Binalbagan

Watchtower in Valladolid

MPAs of San Carlos
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Intra-Collaboration of different agencies

Watershed

Residential Area Solid Waste Fish

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Leaders/Mayors Dep. of Agriculture
FARMCs

Dep. of Environment

Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Protected Areas

Fisherfolks

Donors

Reseachers

Citizens
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Lesson learnt and suggestions for Coastal Zone Management
 Participation from local people is important. Strengthening fisheries associations!  Marine Protected Areas contribute greatly to the conservation of marine resources. Applying zonation!

 Waste separation and recycling can be achieved. It is possible!

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Lesson learnt and suggestions for Coastal Zone Management
 Collaboration between government units / different agencies helps to reduce conflicts and provides collective power. Can we achieve this?  Sound leaderships and competent staff are crucial for promoting local sustainable development. Can we be champions?

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THANK YOU

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