The Regional Commission for the Development of Fishing is an example of a very successful public-private partnership. Its goal was to revitalize and improve the fishing industry in the Maule coastal region of Chile. The Commission, known as COREDEPA (Comisión Regional de Desarrollo para la Pesca Artesanal), draws together representatives from 16 civil society and public sector groups, including organizations affiliated with the Regional Federation of Fishermen, technical advisory groups like SERCOTEC, regional government authorities, and the Harbor Works Administration. The task of these representatives is to analyze, discuss, and propose solutions for resource allocation for fishing development in the area.
The primary outcomes of COREDEPA have been its participatory and transparent process for allocating public resources for harbor development, and creation of networks that ensure public-private collaboration for sustainable local development in the fishing industry.
This group has been recognized for its innovative alliances between civil society, where the impetus for the commission initially arose, and public institutions, who share responsibility for building the fishing sector infrastructure in Maule.