Report of the Workshop on Development of a Management Plan for
Tomini Bay Fisheries, Indonesia

FAO/FishCode Review No. 8

Report of the Workshop on Development of a Management Plan for Tomini Bay Fisheries, Indonesia


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2004

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Foreword

This document contains the report of the FAO/Government of Indonesia Workshop on Development of a Management Plan for Tomini Bay Fisheries, held in July 2003. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF) and the FAO FishCode Programme. Principal funding was provided through FishCode component project GCP/INT/648/NOR, Management for Responsible Fisheries. Conference planning and preparations were undertaken by Mr Purwito Martosubroto of FAO.

The FishCode Review series publishes results of studies, missions, consultations, workshops, meetings and other project activities undertaken through the Programme, in furtherance of the objective of facilitating implementation of the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and related international fisheries instruments and plans of action. Individual issues in the series are distributed to appropriate governments, regional bodies, meeting participants and Programme partners. For further information on Programme background, publications and activities, please consult www.fao.org/fi/fishcode.


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Report of the Workshop on Development of a Management Plan for Tomini Bay Fisheries, Indonesia.
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ABSTRACT

The FAO/Government of Indonesia Workshop on Development of a Management Plan for Tomini Bay Fisheries, held in July 2003, addressed fisheries management and the development of a fisheries management plan. Tomini Bay is a semi-enclosed sea exploited by fishers from the three bordering provinces of Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo and North Sulawesi. Various institutional and technical constraints hinder the sustainable development of fisheries in the Bay, among them the absence of a fisheries management body. Lack of staff in extension services has handicapped the dissemination of information in fishing techniques, fishery management, post-harvest technology and marketing. Concerted efforts are needed to enable the governments of the three provinces to work closely together to ensure sustainable fisheries development and management of the entire Bay. Tomini Bay fishery resources are still generally considered to be underexploited, although annual catches have increased dramatically over the past ten years. Resources include large pelagic fishes (yellowfin tuna, skipjack and tuna-like fishes such as bullet and frigate mackerels, and kawakawa), small pelagic fishes (predominantly scads, scombroid mackerels and trevallies), demersal fish (including groupers and red snappers), crustaceans and molluscs. Fishing fleets operating in the Bay are mostly non-motorized vessels. Motorized vessels, both inboard and outboard, are mostly used for pelagic fishing and include seiners, gillnetters and liftnetters. Aquaculture in Tomini Bay is still almost completely undeveloped. The workshop provided a starting point for addressing responsible fisheries issues and laying the groundwork for a fisheries management plan. Consultation with all stakeholders including local fishers as well as the larger fishing and processing interest groups was listed as the major priority.

Keywords: Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; fisheries management; coastal fisheries; marine fisheries; Southeast Asia; Indonesia.


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