Amir Mukadar sat in the corner of Juanga Village Office. People greeted him with big smiles and jokes in the Maluku way. A leader of a POKMASWAS (Community-based Surveillance Group) since 2014, Amir is always enthusiastic at marine conservation awareness meetings.
Sea turtles have been living in Fatkauyon undisturbed for hundreds of years. However, in the last 20 years as the local village population grew, some villagers have started to disturb the sea turtle’s nesting grounds. Villagers were tempted to trade sea turtles and its eggs to earn money.
“The sea is an open space which can be used to fulfill one’s livelihood; however, a well-managed marine habitat can improve the livelihoods and futures of its coastal communities. It is time to develop marine conservation areas and sustainable fishery in Maluku so that it may become a magnet for
The swim bladder is a well-known Chinese delicacy, commonly used as an ingredient in soup. They also believe it can cure some ailments, increase stamina and vitality. The high price and strong market demand of swim bladder has driven the fishermen in Sidomakmur Village