With almost 20 percent of the world’s coral reefs, the Indonesian archipelago is the world’s largest repository of marine life. Coral reefs are habitats for 90 percent of the fish caught by coastal fishers and support millions of jobs for Indonesian fishers. Unsustainable and destructive fishing practices are decreasing the productivity and resilience of fisheries throughout Indonesia.
Through the Indonesia Marine and Climate Support project, Chemonics supported government efforts to address destructive practices that affect the sustainability of marine fisheries.
The project, with USAID funding, improved coastal communities’ responses to near-term disasters and long-term impact created by climate change. Partnering with the government of Indonesia, the project addressed risks affecting its coastal inhabitants by building the capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. The project also improved biodiversity resilience for food and economic security and increased the resilience of natural ecosystems and coastal communities to adapt to climate change and reduce risks from disasters.
Project duration: 2010 - 2015