A Review and Evaluation of Community-based Coastal Resource Management Programs and Projects in the Philippines, 1984-1994
There is a growing realization in Southeast Asian of the need for increased participation by resource users in fisheries management and greater localized control over access to the resource. Community-based resource management has re-emerged as a way to involve resource users and to utilize indigenous institutional arrangements and knowledge in coastal fisheries management. In virtually all users, however, the future of community-based resource management seems to lie in a form of co-management , a sharing of responsibility and authority for resource management users of community. The Philippines is a world leader in community-based coastal resource management (CBCRM) between 1984-1994, 43 CBCRM programs and projects with over 105 project units or sites were implemented throughout the 12 regions of the Philippines. This paper will present the results of a review and evaluation of CBCRM programs and projects in the Philippines. Major interventions, Institutions and processes of CBCRM are discussed and general lessons learned are identified.
Pomeroy, R. S., & Carlos, M. B. (1997). A review and evaluation of community-based coastal resource management programs and projects in the Philippines, 1984-1994. In Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Coastal Fisheries Management Based on Southeast Asian Experiences, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-22 November 1996 (pp. 147-168). Samut Prakarn, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.