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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.

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

Economic Tools for Conservation Training of Trainers Indonesia
Azis Khan participating in the 2018 Training of Trainers course, with instructor John Lynham.

Alumni Spotlight: Phanor Montoya Maya

Economic Tools for Conservation
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

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

New publication launch: strategies for conserving mangroves in Brazil's protected areas

CSF-Brazil is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication (in Portuguese): "The values of ecosystem services of the Brazilian mangroves, economic instruments for its conservation and the Salgado Paraense case study".

Roughly 90% of mangroves in Brazil are located in protected areas (PA). However, there are important deficiencies in financial sustainability and resource management that affect natural capital stocks, biodiversity and thus, local communities.

Training for Fisheries Policy Makers in Indonesia

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Some of the enthusiastic participants in the workshop

In Indonesia, human and development activities have a significant impact on marine ecosystems and the health of fisheries - one of the most important industries in the country. Economic solutions to these issues are often overlooked, though can be among the most effective. To address this, CSF-Indonesia is seeking to empower policy makers in the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) with specific economic tools and knowledge to support them in formulating policies to conserve and sustainably manage marine resources.

Policy Makers Workshop: Economic Tools for Marine Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries

 

On March 25th - 29th 2018, we held a five-day workshop on the use of economic tools and knowledge to support Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in formulating policies to conserve and sustainably manage marine resources. Twenty-seven participants from different technical roles across various departments at MMAF were present.

 

Upcoming Policy Makers Workshop for Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

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Participants working on a group exercise at a previous CSF training in Indonesia. Photo credit: Niki Gribi

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