CSF-Indonesia is conducting a Fisheries Management Area (FMA) analysis program in cooperation with the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science at Bogor Agricultural University (FPIK-IPB) and Raja Ali Haji Maritime University (FPIK-UMRAH). The FMAs were established in 2009, dividing Indonesia’s marine territory into eleven areas, with the dual mandate of effectively managing the fisheries and improving the livelihood of fishers.
Editor's note: Over the next few days, we will be sharing stories from our 2019-20 Marine Fellows. Our first story of a fish stock assessment trip to Mapur Island comes from Adrian Damora who is working to achieve ecologically and economically sustainable fisheries management in Bintan Regency. Read on and stay tuned for more stories from the field! Marine Fellow: Adrian Damora
Participants enjoying themselves between training sessions.
Making Science Based Policy a Reality: How Indonesia is Aiming to Better Use Research for Sustainable Maritime Development
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.
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";
Luky Adrianto, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of IPB Bogor, giving an opening speech during the workshop. Photo credit: Imanda Pradana.
Some of the enthusiastic participants in the workshopIn 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.
Participants working on a group exercise at a previous CSF training in Indonesia. Photo credit: Niki Gribi
Photo credits: UMRAHIn early 2017, six researchers were awarded a grant as part of CSF’s Indonesia Marine Fellows Program (MFP). The six fellows were selected based on their research topics, which seek to answer pertinent questions about fisheries management challenges in Indonesia. The fellows were also paired with mentors who are experts in their respective fields.
Recreational anglers in the United States collectively spend millions of days and millions of dollars per year fishing in coastal and ocean waters. The state of California ranks second in the nation for recreational saltwater fishing, second only to Florida. The California halibut, Paralichthys californicus, is one of the most highly sought-after fish for recreational anglers due to its large size, delicious taste and challenging fishing behavior. Over 60,000 trips are taken per year by boat anglers targeting this species. California halibut. Photo credit: Ed Bierman.