Wrapping Up Our Groundwork Analysis on FMAS 716 & 717
Fisheries remain one of the most important and lucrative industries in the Indonesian economy, and their management significantly impacts the surrounding marine ecosystem. For the past few years, Conservation Strategy Fund Indonesia has been working to promote sustainable fishery management by providing stakeholders with essential economic tools and knowledge for better policymaking. This January, CSF Indonesia hosted its Second Groundwork Analysis Training on the 716 and 717 Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs).
In collaboration with IPB University and Sam Ratulangi University, CSF’s four-day virtual training event centered around governance and economics of fisheries in Indonesia, particularly how these concepts can be applied to better management of FMAs 716 and 717. By hosting the training virtually and online, the CSF Indonesia team was able to reach more than 60 participants from all over Indonesia, including members of academia, research groups, government institutions, business owners, civil society organizations (CSOs), and other local stakeholders.
CSF Indonesia’s training marks the latest milestone in CSF Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to increase sustainability in FMAs 716 and 717. Our continued capacity-building efforts help to establish CSF’s wider national influence and promote sustainability in the Indonesian governance and policy-making processes. In addition, our expanding network of participants provides CSF with the opportunity to increase our economic conservation work in Indonesian marine and fisheries affairs, making a difference at the local and national level.