USAID SEA Project is committed to supporting the Government of Indonesia and its multiple partners to achieve sustainable fisheries production and conservation. And, while this is a large task, the pieces to make it possible are known and highlighted in the articles.
The first edition of USAID SEA newsletter titled “Talking SEA” presents a compilation of success stories and highlighted events throughout the year of 2017. The “Feature” provides key findings on a number of surveys and studies conducted such as Perception Survey as well as Ecology and Socio-economic Survey in the SEA working sites.
Based on inputs from North Maluku Provincial Government, Morotai was selected as one of the priority sites for MPA establishment under USAID SEA Project. To support the MPA establishment in Morotai, a scoping study was conducted to collect data on biophysics and socio-economic.
Indonesia is at the center of the world’s marine biodiversity, with 76% of the world’s coral reef species and 37% of the world’s coral reef fish species. This biodiversity is critical to support the healthy functioning of Indonesia’s marine ecosystems, so they are resilient to adapt to ecological changes from climate or human impacts.