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Design of Vessels for Sustainable Fisheries in Indonesia

Design of Vessels for Sustainable Fisheries in Indonesia

This project aimed to identify appropriate technology for the construction and operation of fishing vessels in order to ensure that Indonesian fisheries are sustainable.

Project leader

Professor Richard Birmingham

Dates

October 2012 - September 2015

Project staff

I Putu Arta Wibawa

Dr Michael Woodward

Dr Sergio Ribeiro e Silva

Description

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in their Strategic Plan for 2010 – 2014 stated that low productivity was one of the main factors causing poverty in fishing communities.

A reason for low productivity may be lack of technology applied to fishing vessels.

The research identified appropriate technology for the construction and operation of fishing vessels. This was to ensure that Indonesian fisheries are sustainable.

It aimed to identify the latest proven technology that is applicable and acceptable for fishing vessels in Indonesia.

It took into account local stakeholder requirements and knowledge.

It identified the selected technology's environmental and economic viability to ensure its sustainability.