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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.