In Indonesia, coastal communities must adapt to climate change and remediate destructive fishing practices to protect millions of jobs and the country’s economy.
Final Report: Indonesia Marine and Climate Support Project.
Project Report | September 29, 2015
The USAID Indonesia Marine and Climate Support Project was designed to enhance Indonesia’s sustainable fisheries management using an ecosystem-based approach, and coastal community resilience and climate change adaptation. The program also conducted local fishing ground and supply chain surveys to gather initial data for better fisheries management decision-making.
The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) is the lead institution in the Indonesian government for promoting sustainable fisheries as well as managing coastal areas and promoting the welfare of coastal communities. USAID has played a significant role in supporting MMAF’s establishment and capacity building to fulfill its diverse mandate. In late 2010, USAID launched the Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) project to continue that support, including coordination and integration of its other assistance in the sector under its Marine Resources Program.