Coastal Fisheries Initiative
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CFI in Indonesia

In Indonesia, where 70 million people depend on the sea for food and income, CFI works to improve coastal fisheries’ management and preserve the environment in three of the countries’ 11 Fisheries Management Areas.

Those areas cover over 1.6 million square kilometers of coastal waters in eastern Indonesia and include some of the most biodiverse marine habitats on Earth.

Promoting sustainable and equitable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation will positively impact the livelihoods and well-being of the local coastal peoples, while securing an essential source of global fish stocks.

The major areas of work include:

Development of fisheries management plans and rights-based fisheries management (RBFM) in coordination with the provincial governments. 

Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAFM) and enabling tools, such as ecosystem restoration and conservation strategies, investment in small-scale coastal fisheries businesses and targeted Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs).

Sustaining critical coastal ecosystem protection to support fisheries production.

Information sharing and communication of lessons learned for replication across Indonesia's Fisheries Management Areas.

The project is led the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) with a budget of USD 10 million from the GEF and additional USD 58 million in co-financing from the Indonesian government, international agencies, foundations, private sector entities and civil society.