Towards an integrated management of tropical coastal resources: proceedings of the ASEAN/US Technical Workshop on Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management 28-31 October 1988, Temasek Hall, National University of Singapore, Singapore uri icon


  • The coastal zones of most nations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (MEAN) are subjected to increasing population and economic pressures manifested by a variety of coastal activities, notably, fishing, coastal aquaculture, waste disposal, salt-making, tin mining, oil drilling, tanker traffic, construction and industrialization. This situation is aggravated by the expanding economic activities attempting to uplift the standard of living of coastal people, the majority of whom live below the official poverty line. Some ASEAN nations have formulated regulatory measures for their coastal resources management (CRM) such as the issuance of permits for fishing, logging, mangrove harvesting, etc. The Technical Workshop on Integrated Tropical Coastal Area Management, held in Singapore on 28- 31 October 1988, aimed to foster regional cooperation among scientists through an exchange of ideas, information, experiences and expertise on CRM and to provide a venue for them to present their scientific findings and discuss coastal resources issues, planning and management. There were 77 papers presented covering these areas: coastal resources assessment, environmental degradation, socioeconomics of coastal resources and communities, legal and institutional arrangements in coastal area management, environment habitat enhancement and production, and resource planning and management. The papers were bawd on research made and secondary data gathered by the various project task groups

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  • 2007