USAID Sustainable Ecosystem Advanced (SEA) Project provides support to strengthen the Indonesian fisheries management including harvest strategy development for targeted species (red-snapper; grouper, and small-pelagic). The Project conducted various activities in the first year of the USAID SEA Project implementation (2016/2017), including data collection management workshops and training.
During the 2018, several milestones activities have been conducted including one-year fish landing data collection and stock assessment analysis using fishery statistic data with non-equilibrium BDM. The findings of the stock assessments for demersal and small-pelagic were presented and endorsed by KOMNAS KAJISKAN. Also, USAID SEA Project has been working and providing capacity developing for MMAF leading fisheries researchers-PUSRISKAN- that who will lead the scientific committee of the harvest strategy development.
Moving forward, in 2019 FY, USAID SEA Project aims to initiate the development of harvest strategies for target commodities; demersal, small-pelagic, in 715. This initiative will be implemented in close collaboration with the Directorate of Fish Resource Management (Direktorat Pengelolaan Sumber Daya Ikan – Dit PSDI) and Research Center for Fisheries (PURISKAN)/ Research Institute for Marine Fisheries (Balai Riset Perikanan Laut – BRPL) to ensure scientific-based harvest strategies. To start the coordination and initiation on harvest strategy development, USAID SEA Project and Dit PSDI held a workshop to share progress and identify collaborative actions towards harvest strategy development.