What Is The CMAC?
The Coastal Management Advisory Council (CMAC) is a team of people from a range of organizations and backgrounds – all with a common interest in the conservation, development and management of the irreplaceable coastal and marine resources of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). The team functioned for several years as M2EIC, an ad-hoc working group with a focus on community-based fisheries management. During this time, the group developed experience and capacity to carry out resource management activities, and also realized that these skills and knowledge could be utilized in other areas of need including conservation, focused management, coastal zone management, climate change and disaster risk reduction.
CMAC now provides a mechanism for collaboration, integration and technical advice on natural resources management in the RMI. Its membership includes: