USAID SEA in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) concluded this month an eight-part virtual symposium series called “SEA Lessons Learned.” The event, was ran from 26 October to 18 November 2020.
USAID SEA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) carried out a virtual workshop on September 17 – 18 to build capacity among marine protected area (MPA) managers and related stakeholders for developing sustainable finance mechanisms for MPAs in the eastern Indonesian provinces of North Maluku, Maluku, and West Papua.
The development of a business plan for the flying fish fishery in Fakfak, West Papua is well underway. On 18 August, in an online consultation with representatives from the West Papua Marine and Fisheries Office (DKP), FakFak DKP, University of Papua, and Fishing Port Authority,
Close on the heels of last June’s signing by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of the designation decrees for four marine protected areas (MPAs) in Maluku and North Maluku, seven more MPAs in the Maluku provinces are reported to be on course to being nationally designated by Ministerial Decree.