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Final Workshop Participants and The Rector of Hasanuddin University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Jompa, M.Sc. Photo by: Hasan Adha Fauzi 
Final Workshop Participants and The Rector of Hasanuddin University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Jompa, M.Sc. Photo by: Hasan Adha Fauzi 
Final Workshop Participants and The Rector of Hasanuddin University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Jompa, M.Sc. Photo by: Hasan Adha Fauzi 
On May 30th and 31st, 2022, Yayasan Strategi Konservasi Indonesia (YSKI, or CSF Indonesia) hosted “Sintang Green Budget Tagging Training Toward Sustainable Sintang 2030”
Kick-Off meeting opening remarks by Veronica Ancili (Head of Sintang’s Food Security and Fishery Agency), dr.
Located in the Sulawesi Waters and North Halmahera of Indonesia, Fisheries Management Area 716 (FMA 716) is one of the most thriving fisheries in Indonesia, known especially for its contingency of small pelagic fish. Pelagic fish are a group of small, often schooling species that eat microscopic plants and animals drifting near the ocean surface. Out of 118 pelagic species found in Indonesia, this fisheries management area hosts 25 species, providing great potential for fishing in the area. 
As part of Borneo Island, Sintang is blessed with its primary rainforest and vast biodiversity. The fertile soil of this beautiful island has become a livelihood staple for the Sintang people, however, it is under a great threat. Agricultural deforestation has created imbalance within the ecosystem, and must be addressed with an ecological and economic sustainability approach.
The fellows in our Marine Fellowship Program, now in their third year, continue to make a huge impact on local marine policy and national fishery policy across Indonesia. The ongoing fellowship is a partnership between Yayasan Strategi Konservasi Indonesia (YSKI, or CSF Indonesia) and Fakultas Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan (FPIK IPB) University, and we recently held a two-day workshop for our Marine Fellowship Program 3 fellows to create a space to share their research accomplishments and plans with their peers.