Restoring Coastal Fisheries through Sustainable Development in Indonesia
Dr Ben Fitzpatrick
Host Country Institutions:
Our project focuses on creating nature-based solutions to catalyse sustainable development in coastal communities. We create conservation compacts with communities which are bi-lateral partnerships to both promote fair and equitable development in tandem with conservation. This project utilizes temporary mangrove reserves to restore coastal fisheries through providing community-based services. Successful introduction of community-led mangrove fisheries management plans in West Kalimantan, introducing temporary mangrove reserves, rehabilitating degraded areas and introducing patrols, incentivized through the provision of community-based services that improve socio-economic inequalities.