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Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship Program: developing finance solutions for improved ocean governance and health

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p>The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC), in partnership with Conservation Strategy Fund, the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), launched the Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship Program earlier this year.

Alumni Spotlight: An Interview with Sutra Anjani

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CSF alumni Sutra Anjani. Photo credit: Anonymous

One of CSF’s greatest assets is our incredible network of course alumni. We love hearing about how their training with CSF has had an impact on their work and professional development. CSF-Indonesia Program Manager Desta Pratama reached out to Sutra Anjani, currently studying environmental economics at the University of Queensland in Australia, to find out more about her experience with the course she took in 2016 and what she is up to now.

Bringing economic tools to the mainstream in Indonesia

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CSF Training Director Kim Bonine and course participants working together in Bali. Photo Credit: Imanda Pradana

Fisheries and marine conservation initiatives in Indonesia primarily focus on management of specific species, national and subnational level fisheries policy, and Marine Protected Areas. While such initiatives often use a mix of scientific and socio-economic approaches, economic tools and analysis tend to be underutilized.

Alumni Spotlight: Sangeeta Mangubhai

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Sangeeta participating in CSF's Economic Tools for Marine Conservation course in Palau in 2014. Photo Credit: Dr. Dean Miller

West Papua becomes Indonesia’s first Conservation Province

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The spectacular landscape of West Papua. Photo credit: Roderick Eime

2019- 2020 Indonesia Marine Fellows

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Marine Fellows at the Economic Tools course in Bali, Indonesia. Photo credit: Desta Pratama

CSF is proud to introduce our 2019-2020 Indonesia Marine Fellows. Over the next year, these 10 researchers will collect and analyze data to support sustainable fisheries and marine resource policy and management in Indonesia. Read on to learn about their individual projects and policy goals. Stay tuned for more news from the field as these projects develop.

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Building Momentum for Better Fisheries Management in Western Indonesia

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Participants enjoying themselves between training sessions.

Making Science Based Policy a Reality: How Indonesia is Aiming to Better Use Research for Sustainable Maritime Development

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National Seminar Participants. Photo credit: Imanda Pradana.

In coordination with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia and the Indonesian Marine and Fisheries Socio-Economic Research Network (IMFISERN), CSF held two events to support the use of scientific research in developing Indonesia’s marine and fisheries sector.

New publications on artisanal fishing value chains of the Brazilian Amazon coast

CSF-Brazil is thrilled to share the following three publications on the value chains of shrimp and crab fisheries on the Brazilian Amazon coast, written in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

- "Piticaia and white shrimp in Maranhão state";
- "Regional Amazonian shrimp in Amapá state";