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.
The Banda Islands in Maluku Tengah District, located in a remote oceanic archipelago situated in the Banda Sea, Eastern Indonesia. The islands comprise of 11 small islands and one atoll, of which only seven islands are inhabited.
At last month’s Marine and Fisheries Business and Investment Forum in Jakarta, USAID SEA pointed up the incentives that Indonesian fishers and fishery businesses can receive for participating in the Fair Trade system. MDPI is USAID SEA’s main implementing partner for its Fair Trade program, which is focused on creating incentives