18 Apr CTC Conducts Underwater and Socio-economic Surveys in Lease Islands as Baseline for Marine Protected Area Establishment

CTC conducted a series of underwater surveys in Lease Islands, Central Maluku, from  April 2-15,2018 as part of its implementation of the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project. The Lease Islands are located east of Ambon. It consists of three main islands called Haruku,...

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02 Apr Did you know? Corals are born in a colorful underwater “blizzard”

Hard (or stony) corals reproduce by releasing their eggs and sperm all at the same time. Some corals are hermaphroditic releasing packages that contain both eggs and sperm. Somehow it works out that dozens of species release eggs and sperm at just the right time at particular...

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29 Mar Building Sustainable Fisheries Management Capacity in East Indonesia

  CTC, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, conducted a three-day training on ecosystems approach to fisheries management (EAFM) from March 27-29, 2018 in Mataram. Participants consisted of representatives from Forum Ilmiah Pengelolaan Perikanan Berkelanjutan (FIP2B), government, and non-government organizations. EAFM is a fisheries management concept that considers...

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05 Mar Nusa Penida is now home to the world’s largest bony fish – the Mola Alexandrini (previously known as Mola ramsayi)

You would think a fish as large as the Mola mola (up to 3 meters long and weighing 2300 kilograms) could not be mistaken. But in fact, we have been misidentifying this ocean giant for years! The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is listed in Guinness World Records as the...

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10 Feb Restoring Buano’s Rich Marine Biodiversity through MPA Establishment

From February 6-10, 2018, CTC in collaboration with the Marine and Fisheries Agency of Maluku Province, conducted a series of socialization and information dissemination to help facilitate the establishment of a marine protected area (MPA) in Buano Island in West Seram, Maluku, as part of...

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22 Nov “Pejuang Laut” Launching on World Fisheries Day 2017 in Ambon

The Coral Triangle Center has successfully accomplished one of its most significant contributions to the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA) Project through the launching of "Pejuang Laut" during the World Fisheries Day 2017 commemoration in Ambon, Maluku, on November 21-22, 2017. Around 45 "Pejuang...

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13 Nov Fisheries Extension Officers in North Maluku Learn About Blue Economy Principles

Last month, the training team of Coral Triangle Center visited Ternate City in North Maluku to conduct the Application of Blue Economy in Sustainable Fisheries Management Training for four and half day, starting from November 13-17, 2017. It was part of a training series of...

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