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Hinatuan Passage as a Geographical Area

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The Passage’s municipalities rely heavily on its coastal and marine resources for development. These resources are being threatened by the proliferation of illegal fishing, mangrove conversion, increasing siltation, degradation of marine habitats and other issues that are adversely affecting marine production.

Project Objectives

The Hinatuan Passage Stakeholders choose Coastal Resource Management as its main strategy with their engagement with the Philippine Australian Community Assistance Program in the latter’s Focused Community Assistance Scheme (FOCAS) intervention in the Hinatuan Passage’ geographical area.

The project aims to install and enforce the community-Based Integrated Coastal Management Process and Program to selected Barangays along the Hinatuan PAssage (2005- 2010)

Hinatuan Passage is composed of seven municipalities and one city in mainland Surigao and shares the ecologically important passage/channel along its coastal Barangays. 98 out of the total of 149 Barangays or 65% of the Barangays are coastal.

Priority Areas

 

 

The project will serve the 7 municipalities and one city with ICRM based sub-projects with at least 3 barangays per municipality/city as beneficiaries with the target PACAP fund of P20 million for HIPADA FOCAS.

Mun. of Claver with SEDF as taker on the project “Establishment of Community Based Integrated Coastal Resource Management”;

Mun. of Bacuag with SUNGCOD on the project “Coastal Resource Rehabilitation and Management with Livelihood and Sanitation Development”;

Surigao City “Integrated Community Based Resource Management and Development Project with the NGO partner HCDI”;

Mun. of San Francisco with the project “Community-Based Coastal Resource Management with Health and Livelihood Development” and implemented with HCDI

Mun. of Malimono on ” Coastal Resource Management” implemented by Academe SSCT-RDEX

Mun. of Gigaquit, Placer and Tagana-an packaged into one project focusing on value- added coastal and marine products development and formation of a PO-network to consolidate fisheries produce and markets. This project is entitled ” Sustainable Management of Micro-Enterprises Among Fishing Communities in Surigao Del Norte ” and is being implemented by SEDF.

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