The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has initiated an aquaculture improvement project in East Java, Indonesia.
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The project, scheduled for two years in the Banyuwangi regency, will focus on making improvements to aquaculture sustainability, as well as to the governance and management of local shrimp farms, a release said.
“Effective management of the natural resource base and protection from disease is critical to ensure the long-term investability of the shrimp industry,” said SFP aquaculture director Anton Immink, in a statement.
SFP will coordinate the project, as it works alongside Conservation International, IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative), and Longline Environment. The Indonesian ministry of marine affairs and fisheries; ministry of national development planning; and the Financial Service Authority of Indonesia will all be collaborating on the project as well.
“This program will support the ministry’s efforts to grow sustainable shrimp exports from Indonesia,” said Machmud, directorate general of product competitiveness for the Indonesian ministry for maritime affairs.
The improvement project is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and the Packard Foundation, according to the release.