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Oceans & Fish

Oceans and coastal environments are home to tremendous biodiversity, provide food to over a billion people, and livelihoods for hundreds of millions more. But fisheries are common-pool resources and therefore subject to systematic overexploitation. Economic analysis, in combination with sound biological assessments, can help create the political will and technical knowledge to implement strong fisheries management (or co-management) systems, marine protected areas, and ocean infrastructure that maintain the economic value of fisheries and oceans over the long term. CSF’s Oceans and Fish program provides training for local resource managers and targeted economic analyses to guide public investments and policy decisions.

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.

Cost-Benefit Analysis for the proposed Nazca Ridge Marine Protected Area, Peru

In partnership with Oceana, CSF is conducting a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the creation of the proposed Nazca Ridge Marine Protected Area (NRMPA) located off the coast of central Peru. The CBA will estimate the benefits from the creation of the proposed MPA and compare these with costs associated with managing and others resulting from the establishment of the MPA. Roughly 100 kilometers offshore, NRMPA has the potential to be an important icon for marine conservation in Peru and globally while also protecting a source of marine wildlife and resources from future overfishing and pollution threats.

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";

Training the Experts: Expanding CSF’s Instructor Pool in Indonesia

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Azis Khan participating in the 2018 Training of Trainers course, with instructor John Lynham.

Alumni Spotlight: Phanor Montoya Maya

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Phanor Montoya Maya, Director of Corales de Paz, Colombia. Photo: Niki Gribi

Fisheries Economics, Policy and Conservation Training of Trainers - Indonesia 2018

Of the 20 experts we trained on CSF's unique teaching technique, 78% stated that the training was valuable, and 100% would recommend this training to a colleague. 

"As a government person, I never knew how to teach like CSF demonstrated to me. All I knew before was to jam all of the information into a Powerpoint presentation and have 50+ slides to explian to people in a 2 hour period, which was never effective. This training was a real turning point in my life. Now I know how to engage audiences using the skills I received. I cannot wait to implement this new way of teaching at my next opportunity." 

The Final Touch: Writing Workshop for Marine Fellowship Program

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Luky Adrianto, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of IPB Bogor, giving an opening speech during the workshop. Photo credit: Imanda Pradana.

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