01 Dec Coral Reef Restoration Task Force (CRTF) Goes to South Sulawesi, Lombok, and Maluku to Visit Reef Restoration Projects

 Indonesia leads the world in the number of existing coral reef restoration programs. A recent review by Dr. Tries Razak revealed that there are hundreds of projects with thousands of structures installed underwater, and millions of coral fragments used. Restoration is a double-edged sword that...

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11 Nov Underwater Biodiversity and Unique Cultural Experiences

Last month, CTC organized a liveaboard trip for its board members and distinguished guests to the Banda Islands in Maluku, eastern Indonesia. The group spent six days in the archipelago, exploring the islands’ rich marine biodiversity and participating in a “Buka Sasi” (Sasi Opening) ceremony...

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16 Oct Marine Protected Area (MPAs) for Sustainable Fisheries in the Banda Islands

CTC recently conducted a training to increase knowledge about the importance of marine protected areas (MPAs) to sustainable fishing practices in the Banda Islands, Maluku. Throughout the three-day session, participants engaged in comprehensive coverage of marine ecology and fisheries management in order to support the...

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14 Jun Fish Identification Training to Support Sustainable Fisheries in Banda

CTC recently conducted a three-day fish identification training for its staff and government institutional partners in Ambon, Maluku. The training was part of the implementation of the Deep-Sea Snappers (DSS) project in the Banda Islands, which would advance the national deep-water groundfish fisheries improvement plan...

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01 Apr CTC Kick-Off New Project to Support Sustainable Fisheries in the Banda Islands

CTC is currently implementing a capacity-building project for local snapper fishers and other fishery stakeholders in Banda Islands, Maluku, to develop and initiate a fishery monitoring program. The Banda Islands Snapper Fisheries Pilot Project will help establish a baseline of the deep-water snapper’s status to...

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27 Jun Long-boat “Mameng” Aims to Help Monitor Marine Biodiversity in the Banda Sea

Since obtaining official recognition from the Maluku Provincial Government in 2019, the Neilaka Community Surveillance Group (Pokmaswas) of Rhun Island in the Banda Sea, has consistently demonstrated dedication to safeguarding the marine protected area (MPA) around the island from all possible threats. To support Pokmaswas...

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