Activities under the USAID SEA Project are led by Tetra Tech, and implemented by a consortium of partners at the national, regional, and local level.
Implementing multi-level interventions under the SEA Project, WWF’s work includes coordinating activities in West Papua; undertaking fisheries assessments; advancing the design and implementation of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) through Fishery Improvement Projects and wider incentivization mechanisms; supporting the effective management of MPAs; advancing sustainable marine tourism across sites; and enhancing skills and capacity at a range of levels.
Sites: North Maluku (Ternate, Tidore, Weda); Maluku (Sawai, Koon, Buano Islands); West Papua (South Sorong, Sorong, Bintuni)
Focusing on North Maluku, WCS’s work includes coordinating activities with the North Maluku government agencies; undertaking fisheries research; and supporting intervention design and implementation for EAFM; addressing destructive fishing practices and the illegal wildlife trade; supporting the establishment and effective management of MPAs; promoting law enforcement and enhanced capacity at the provincial level.
Sites: North Maluku (Morotai, Ternate, Tidore, Mare, Guraici, Weda, Widi)
Advancing capacity building to support the effective design, establishment and management of MPAs, CTC’s work includes multi-level training and skills-building; promoting the engagement of local communities and the empowerment of MPA champions; supporting the effective design of MPA sites; promoting species management.
Sites: North Maluku (Sula); Maluku (Buano, Lease, Ay-Rhun)
Focusing on large pelagic (tuna) fisheries, MDPI’s work includes: promoting incentives through Fair Trade and associated schemes for the adoption of EAFM practices; supporting research, design, and management for sustainable fisheries; establishing fora and building skills.
Sites: North Maluku (Kayoa, Bisa [Obi/Bacan], Sula); Maluku (Sawai, Parigi, Bula)
Focusing on the development and utilization of a tailored economic rate of return (ERR) methodology as a tool to model use-patterns and economic considerations in target areas, Marine Change’s work aims to optimize investment decisions surrounding both fisheries and sustainable tourism.
Sites: North Maluku (Morotai, Mare, Widi); Maluku (Sawai, Sewa)
Supporting the development of MPA networks for each province and across FMA 715, and building capacity in the technical aspects of MPA design as fishery management tools.
Sites: FMA and Province-wide
Reforming fisheries management through the establishment of territorial user rights for fisheries (TURFs) to incentivize behavior change in target communities in order to enhance fisheries productivity and advance sustainable livelihoods.
Sites: West Papua (Mayalibit Bay, Dampier Strait)
Supporting the creation of incentives for tuna fishers (pole-and line and hand line) to promote sustainable fishing practices, advance skills, and progress towards MSC certification across Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 715.
Sites: Fishing ports in Maluku, North Maluku, & West Papua
Providing direct social and economic benefits to local communities through the development or enhancement of community businesses, including nature-based tourism.
Sites: North Maluku (Morotai, Mare)
Focusing on anchovy fisheries, UKIP supports research, fishery intervention design, and sustainable fisheries management in target areas.
Sites: West Papua (Misool, Kabui)
Promoting improved governance of flying fish resources in target areas, UNIPA’s work includes research and community engagement to improve sustainability of the fishery and enhance fisher income and welfare.
Sites: West Papua (Fakfak)
Establishing a network of locally-managed marine areas; building skills building to enhance community governance; advancing tenurial rights and livelihood initiatives to promote sustainable fisheries management.
Sites: Maluku (West Seram, Central Maluku)
Supporting the design, development, establishment, and co-management of new MPAs in target areas.
Sites: West Papua (Fakfak)