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).

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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. 

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The project converted an abandoned 32-hectare fishpond into a people-led and multi-sector-supported mangrove reforestation, aquasilviculture and ecotourism site.

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It serves as a convergence demo-learning area for the fishery sectors to recreate a wholesome coastal resource environment.

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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.

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