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This is the end, beautiful friend, the end

by Molly Timmers After three days of travel across space and time, we arrived in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. This country is located about an hour’s flight northwest from Darwin, Australia across the Timor Sea. It shares its border … Continue reading

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NOAA Leads GIS Workshop in Timor-Leste

By Max Sudnovsky and Annette DesRochers NOAA Fisheries’ team members Annette DesRochers and Max Sudnovsky of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) recently returned from a productive visit to Dili, Timor-Leste. Nearing the end of a four-year collaborative partnership between … Continue reading

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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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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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Scientists return to Timor-Leste for reef monitoring mission

By Max Sudnovsky In the early morning on Sept. 16, Molly Timmers, Charles Young, and Max Sudnovsky of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) departed Dili, Timor-Leste, on their way to Atauro Island to kick off the first day … 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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