19 Jul Building Local Capacity to Ensure Effective MPA Management

To foster the development of MPA in Buano, CTC conducted a three-day training on the principles of marine protected area (MPA) for community in Buano. The aims of this training are to raise awareness on the concept of MPA for biodiversity, fisheries and tourism, to learn logical thinking on...

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17 Jul Synergy in Marine Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Management

CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani presented and led discussions on the synergy of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management at a workshop held on July 17, 2018 organized by the Inisiatif Kelestarian Kelautan dan perikAnan Nusantara (IKKAN) in Jakarta. During her talk, Rili emphasized the need...

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13 Jul SeaNet Women Beneficiaries Receive Grant to Expand their Fish Processing Business

The Ministry of Cooperation and Community-based Business has  launched a government aid program to  develop start up business groups in Southeast Maluku. Four of the businesses which received the funding were women groups supported by the Building a Sustainable Seafood Industry to Support Coastal Communities in the...

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27 Jun CTC Hosts Blue Green 360 Award Winners Study Tour on Sustainable Marine Tourism

This month, CTC hosted the winners of the Blue Green 360 Awards for an inspiring 3-day study tour in Bali aimed to gain insights on the different aspects of sustainable marine tourism - marine protected areas, sustainable seafood, working with local communities, sustainable packaging and...

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22 Jun Sustainable Mud Crab Harvesting Methods Reduces Impact on Merauke’s Mangrove Forests

Through the years, most of people in Merauke have been using ‘the iron rod’ method to harvest mud crabs. This iron rod method uses a ganco that has been modified to harvest the crab by hook them from their holes. This method also use machete...

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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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