ASEAN Vision 2025

Focus on Regional Fisheries – A Broad Characteristic Under ASEAN Vision 2025

Introduction: State of World Fisheries. A wake-up call for the regional seas of ASEAN and the Central Indo-Pacific. Exploitation of the global marine commons has led to the depletion of most major fish stocks, and to a growing recognition of the need to take global and regional collective action to manage fisheries resources. Freedom to Fish, among the five customary…


Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), an Imperative for the Health and Livelihood, and Disaster Resilience for the ASEAN and Central Indo-Pacific Coastal Communities

Introduction: Archipelagic and Maritime Philippines, an ICZM case study and proposition for ASEAN Vision 2025. The ocean management concerns of the Philippines as an archipelagic State encompass its archipelagic and internal waters, territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, and continental shelf (including a possible Extended Continental Shelf). The same situation exists for the two other archipelagic States in the Central Indo-Pacific…