About 40 marine and fisheries experts and practitioners gathered in Jakarta on 6-7 August for an “Expert Verification Workshop” to review MPA Network Design in FMA 715. Mr. Andi Rusandi, Director of the MMAF Directorate of Marine Conservation and Biodiversity, gave the opening remarks. The network design will be finalized in 2019
This 4th issue of Talking SEA focuses on how we can create ‘incentives’ for improved marine resource management and stewardship. Incentives intended to influence resource users to change destructive or over-exploiting behaviors and embrace sustainable practices
Efforts to develop technical guidelines for marine protected area (MPA) networks in Indonesia reached a milestone with the completion in June of the stakeholder consultations required by Indonesian policy. USAID SEA and Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) conducted on 14 June in Jakarta the final stakeholder consultation to review the draft Technical Guidance on MMAF Ministerial Decree No. 13/2014 on MPA Networks.
Planning Begins for Small-Scale Marine Tourism in Maluku’s MPAs A well-managed marine protected area (MPA) offers pristine natural resources that can potentially attract visitors and contribute revenue to support its management. However, to ensure proper and sustainable tourism development, it is essential that responsible marine tourism programs are identified and incorporated in MPA zoning and…