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.
USAID SEA recently launched through its SEA Champions WhatsApp Group (WAG) a story writing contest with the theme “Let’s Protect the Sea, Our Home” to showcase authentic stories of SEA Champions making a difference in marine conservation that can resonate with and inspire audiences across Indonesia.
USAID SEA marked this year’s World Oceans Day and Coral Triangle Day by reminding the global community that ‘’Together We Can #ProtectOurHome,” using various social media platforms to reach wide audiences and promote behaviors that support marine conservation. World Oceans Day is held every year on 8 June, while Coral Triangle Day is celebrated the day after on 9 June.