For years, the fishing industry in the Sorong region of West Papua, Indonesia, has relied on a broker system between local fisherman and commercial companies; a system that disproportionately prioritizes export-grade fish for trade, often to the detriment of local fishers. As a result, when the government placed restrictions on fishing activities and markets due to COVID-19, local fisherman suffered a devastating setback. Unable to fish or sell their fish at market, many local families were left without a primary source of income.
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Photo: Solid oil spills in front of a Bintan Island resort. Photo credit: Ani Suryanti Case Study of Bintan Island, Riau Islands
Marine Fellowship Program mentors and participants in Gorontalo, making a “c” for conservation sign. Photo credit: Setia Dewi
Fisheries Management Area Research: Andon Fishers’ Economic Contribution to Resource Management in FMA 711
Gillnet Catches. Photo courtesy of Dwi Ari Priyanto
Fisheries Management Area Research: The Socio-Economic Impact of Mini Trawl Operations on Mantis Shrimp Fishers in Kuala Tungkal
Kuala Tungkal is the capital city of West Tanjung Jabung Regency on the east coast of central Sumatra and lies within Indonesia’s Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 711. The majority of people in this coastal city make their living fishing, and the endemic mantis shrimp is their main source of income.
Fisheries Management Area Research: The Benefits of Coral Fisheries in the Anambas Islands Conservation Area
Leny Dwihastuty is studying the benefits of Ministry Regulation Kepmen KP No 47 Tahun 2016
Fellow: Andi Sagita MFP Project Title: Model of Marine Plastic Management for Small Scale Fishers in Jakarta
Fellow: Diding Sudira Efendi MFP Project Title: Policy impact assessment on grouper and snapper fisheries supply chain and small-scale fisheries economic in Saleh Bay: An agent-based modeling approach
The 2019 Pacific Ocean Finance Fellows, mentor team, and FFA and OPOC representatives. Photo credit: Tanoa Hotel