Isla Kapispisan, a people-led and multi-sector supported mangrove reforestation, aquasilviculture and eco-tourism project soars to greater heights as raised to excellence by the Aklan State University (ASU).
It is nitiated by ASU-College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (ASU-CFMS) in partnership with New Washington LGU, Aklan and other cooperating agencies in 1997.
The project converted an abandoned 32-hectare fishpond into a people-led and multi-sector-supported mangrove reforestation, aquasilviculture and ecotourism site.
It serves as a convergence demo-learning area for the fishery sectors to recreate a wholesome coastal resource environment.
The development of Isla Kapispisan uses various approaches and strategies including — crafting a shared vision, charting the intervention, mobilizing people and enhancing participation, partnership and collaboration, massive mangrove planting, organizing fisherfolks, training for responsible fishing, out-sourcing, research and technology information diffusion and modeling, environment education and advocacy through eco-tourism and pro-ductivity enhancement.