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Giant strides forward to improve fisheries management in Indonesia

By Megan Moews-Asher Let us begin with the “why”… At the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the NOAA Fisheries’ Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) team has been working with colleagues in Indonesia since 2011 to help … Continue reading

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Sulu-Sulawesi: A Seascape in the Heart of the Coral Triangle

By Supin Wongbusarakum It is an interesting challenge to contemplate future plans for a vast blue seascape, bright with corals and teeming with fish, under florescent lights in a carpeted hotel meeting room in Manado, Indonesia. The Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape is … Continue reading

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Essential EAFM courses in Padang and Medan, Indonesia

By Supin Wongbusarakum With the support of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project (BOBLME), the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan or KKP) recently organized two training courses on the Essential Ecosystem Approach … Continue reading

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Course on an ecosystem approach and extension methods for fisheries management concludes in Thailand

By Supin Wongbusarakum The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) offered a regional training course called “Essential Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) and Extension Methodologies” on Sept. 15–29, in Samut Prakarn, Thailand. Trainees from the majority of the member … Continue reading

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Indonesia engages in an ambitious effort to finalize ecosystem-based fisheries management plans nationwide

By Megan Moews-Asher Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in July 2013 tasked 13 select individuals across its numerous directorates, along with NGO, university, and contracting representatives, with development of a fisheries management plan (known as an “RPP” … Continue reading

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Planting the seeds of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management across Southeast Asia and the Coral Triangle

By Megan Moews-Asher Scientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center joined partners from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project, NOAA Sea Grant, IMA … Continue reading

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