In pursuit of its Vision, Mission and Goals, the ISO implements Community-based Coastal Resources Management to benefit local fishers and safeguard fishery resources. The ISO implements the following Overall strategies in pursuit of this.
Overall Program Strategies
Participatory Action Research. Community members are involved in the identification, analysis and assessment of their economic, socio-cultural, political, and environmental situations.
Community-Based Integrated Area Development. Local communities, government agencies and other sectors are enjoined to participate in the effort to collectively address environmental concerns.
Solid Community Organizing. Local people will be organized to harness the resources and capabilities of local institutions, particularly the local government units and concerned line agencies.
Environmental Conservation and Protection. Community members assist in the regeneration of marine and coastal resources through vigilance and active involvement of organized and trained community members in the enforcement of state laws on natural resources.
Livelihood Development. Community members assist in the regeneration of marine and coastal resources through vigilance and active involvement of organized and trained community members in the enforcement of state laws on natural resources.
Capability Building. Fishers and the local government units are trained on various aspects of community-based natural resource management practices.
Networking, Linkaging and Advocacy. Institutional and mass-based support for environmental projects are ensured through massive advocacy campaigns to increase the level of awareness among community members on the importance of cooperation in the implementation of community-based natural resource management.
The ISO implements the following:
- Social Transformation and Grassroots Empowerment (STAGE). ISO’s primary CB-CRM program.
- Support to Northern Lamon Bay IFARMC. STAGE implemented in Northern Lamon Bay in Quezon
- Support to San Miguel Bay IFARMC. STAGE implemented in San Miguel Bay in the Camarines Provinces
- Establishing an MPA site in Poro, San Fernando, La Union. Assisting the city of San Fernando to establish a Marine Protected Area near barangay Poro.