Challenges for Coastal Resources Management in the Cheonsu Bay, The Republic of Korea

by Jihyun Lee, Korea Inst of Construction, Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


Under the development-oriented national policy on coastal zone uses, the current institutional arrangements of Korea cannot provide an integrated way. Thus the management efforts often fail to balance the various needs of multiple users. As consequences, user conflicts, marine habitat losses and the degradation of coastal water quality became the major issues of management needs. The present study conducted a case-study in the Cheonsu Bay and adjacent coastal areas, which is located on the west coast, to analyze the representative management issues. The opportunities and constraints for achieving the integrated coastal zone management were identified. Based on the analysis on coastal issues and institutional constraints, some recommendations were made on the strategies for developing a Special Area Management Program in the case-study area.

Subject Headings: Resource management | Coastal management | Bays | Case studies | Sea water | Water quality | Ocean currents | Dispute resolution | South Korea | Asia

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