IV. COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES:
This chapter aims at
developing SIDS' management capacities both in the coastal area and
in their exclusive economic zones (EEZs). This can best be achieved
through the elaboration of an integrated coastal zone management
methodology appropriate to SIDS, monitoring programmes for coastal
and marine resources, developing capacities for sustainable
harvesting and processing of fisheries resources and establishing
clearinghouses for coastal and marine environmental information.
The only paragraph that remains in brackets addresses the outcomes
of the 1993 World Coast Conference and makes reference to other
upcoming intergovernmental activities, in order to help SIDS
develop integrated coastal management plans. Some developing
country delegates, however, were uneasy about taking into account
meetings that are yet to take place.