In this 5th issue of Talking SEA, we focus on how to support improved compliance for improved marine stewardship. When we talk about managing marine resources, we are really referring to managing what people do in the marine realm. Thus, coastal law enforcement and
Amir Mukadar sat in the corner of Juanga Village Office. People greeted him with big smiles and jokes in the Maluku way. A leader of a POKMASWAS (Community-based Surveillance Group) since 2014, Amir is always enthusiastic at marine conservation awareness meetings.
A recent biophysical survey conducted by SEA Project through CTC showed the reef fish ecosystem in the Banda Islands of Maluku to be in generally healthy condition which means there are more than five coral recruits per square meter and only two diseased corals were seen in 22 sites.