Food and Agriculture Organization Showcase Work on Aquatic Inland and Marine Biodiversity in Bali

- 10 January 2023 21:58 WIB
FAO Presents Blue Economy works in Bali
FAO Presents Blue Economy works in Bali

 They also strengthen EAFM  for fisheries’ management areas 712, 713, 714, and 573 and the northern water of Timor Leste. Furthermore, the pilots on Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture and Integrated Multi  Aquaculture set the direction for sustainable mariculture. The project is also carrying out Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis leading to a Strategic Action Programme for ISLME.

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The FAO-IFISH is another FAO project jointly implemented with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation value and sustainable use into inland fisheries practices. This project is currently the largest inland fishery project in Indonesia.

Inland fisheries in Indonesia are generally practiced by small-scale industries and communities along the watershed. In 2018, at least 965,756 fishing families worked in inland fisheries throughout Indonesia.

One of the project breakthroughs being displayed at the exhibition is the collaborative work for fishway development in Sukabumi District, West Java. The fishway is crucial for the life cycle of migratory fish such as Anguilla sp. eel and other high-economic value fish. The design currently being developed is a first of its kind in Indonesia as it was developed based on a series of fish biodiversity and hydrology assessments since December 2021.

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The concept of a fishway has also been adopted by the provincial government of West Java as a prerequisite for new weir and dam development in the province. An official visit to Sukabumi will be conducted on 14 - 15 January 2023 to observe the project works for the conservation and development of sustainable inland fisheries for the provision of ecosystem goods and services.  

FAO-GEF-Indonesia partnership

The FAO GEF project partnered with Indonesian Ministries including the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries. The GEF- FAO projects address global environmental crises that impact the productivity and sustainability of agri-food systems in land and water across five continents.

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established at the  Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 to help tackle environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided more than $21.1 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $114 billion in co-financing more than 5,000 projects in 170 countries.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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