07 Dec Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Training for Widyaiswara and Instructors in North Sulawesi
To build local capacity to manage fisheries through an ecosystem based approach, the CTC team conducted an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Training for Widyaiswara and Instructors in fisheries management areas (FMAs) 715, 714 and 712 in early December. The training was conducted at the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat office in Manado, North Sulawesi. With this training, it is hoped that EAFM concepts and the ability to develop ecosystem-based fisheries management plans can be transmitted to various parties, bearing in mind the main role of Widyaiswara – government agents tasked with building government capacity – and local instructors is to train both civil servants (Aparatus Sipil Negara) and the community.
The training sessions covered topics such as fisheries management approaches; an introduction to EAFM including processes, implementation in Indonesia and determination of the scope of fisheries management units; identification of challenges and setting priorities; and developing EAFM plans and setting goals.
On the third day of the training the participants visited Bitung, North Sulawesi, where they visited Poklasar Kartika – Mawali, a community group in Lembeh Islands who are engaged in tuna processing as well as PT Perikanan Nusantara (PTPN) in Bitung. At Poklasar participants saw first hand tuna processing and heard from the community about overcoming problems and developing businesses, while at PTPN participants saw the manufacturing process for tuna loin and leaned about sourcing tuna.