These guidelines are a final output of the Caribbean Coastal Co-management Guidelines Project. The goal of the project was to ensure that integrated coastal management in the Caribbean is done in a way that involves and benefits those who depend on the resources of coastal areas, especially where there is poverty. The purpose was to understand the conditions required for establishing and sustaining successful co-management of coastal resources in the Caribbean.
The guidelines were developed from lessons and experiences of co-management initiatives in the Caribbean and other regions. These lessons were combined with new information generated from case studies of coastal and marine resources co-management at selected sites in Barbados, Belize and Grenada. These guidelines embrace the wide range of aspects that can affect the sustainability and performance of co-management arrangements and activities from resources and fisheries, to cultural and institutional dimensions.
McConney, P., Pomeroy, R. and Mahon, R. (2003) Guidelines for coastal resource co-management in the Caribbean: Communicating the concepts and conditions that favour success. Barbados: Caribbean Conservation Association. 56 pp.