19 Jan Blue Swimming Crab Coalition Kick-Off Meeting
Three organisations working to promote in sustainable blue swimming crab (BSC) fisheries in Lampung and West Java had a meeting on January 18-19, 2022 to discuss and synchronize their work plans aiming for a more solid and consolidated program at provincial and regional levels for the next two years.
The meeting was attended by 20 participants from CTC, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Starling Resources. Since the last five years, all these organizations have been collaborating to promote sustainable BSC capture fisheries in several provinces in Indonesia, including Lampung and West Java. Together, they also successfully supported the initiation of the Sustainable BSC Committee (KPPRB) of Lampung province back in 2018, which will be replicated in other provinces.
In the coalition, CTC takes its part in the capacity-building of KPPRB members and women fishers. Lately, CTC managed to deliver a series of trainings on the BSC ecology, Business Model Canvas (BMC) and basic quality and packaging of food products for 27 female fishers in Lampung. During the meeting, CTC promoted its newly-introduced self-paced online training on the fisheries management, which can be accessed by anyone everywhere.
”We highlighted the plan to provide a repository to collectively gather and share all documents from partners and BSC Committee in Lampung and West Java. The repository will keep the documents accessible for everyone who needs it, even though organization partners might not be working in the area anymore,” said CTC Training Manager Silvianita Timotius on the day one of the meeting.
Furthermore, CTC also came up with the successful of the implementation of a media campaign called JUARA or “Rajungan untuk Masyarakat Sejahtera” (BSC for a prosperous community) rolled-out in 2021. The campaign accomplished two media short courses in Lampung and Jakarta, participated by 17 local and national media partners, resulting in at least eight high-quality media coverages about the importance of mainstreaming new narratives on sustainable BSC fisheries in Indonesia.