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.
1. 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...Read More