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The inclusion of fisheries and tourism in marine protected areas to support conservation in Indonesia

Tranter, Sylvie N. and Estradivari, [blank] and Ahmadia, Gabby N. and Andradi-Brown, Dominic A. and Muenzel, Dominic and Agung, Firdaus and Amkieltiela, [blank] and Ford, Amanda K. and Habibi, Abdullah and Handayani, Christian N. and Iqbal, Mohamad and Krueck, Nils C. and Lazuardi, Muhammad E. and Muawanah, Umi and Papilaya, Renoldy L. and Tries, Razak and Sapari, Agus and Sjahruddin, Fikri F. and Veverka, Laura and Yusri, Safran and Beger, Maria (2022) The inclusion of fisheries and tourism in marine protected areas to support conservation in Indonesia. Marine Policy, 146 . NA. ISSN 0308-597X

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With the rapid growth of Indonesia’s marine protected area (MPAs) estate in Indonesia, reaching 23.9 million hectares by January 2020, attention needs to be focused on strengthening the effectiveness of MPA management. Consolidating and expanding protection of Indonesia’s marine resources is critical with increasing pressure from a fast-expanding population, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, pollution, coastal development, unsustainable tourism and climate change. Biodiversity conservation must therefore concurrently consider multiple economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism, and their synergies with MPA management. This paper aims to outline the current landscape of fisheries and marine tourism pertaining to area-based conservation in Indonesia, to inform and support improved integration into effective MPA management. Four areas to focus efforts were identified: diversification of governance types of community-based management, improved coordination between fisheries and MPAs during planning and management implementation, the development and support of pathways for sustainable tourism, and planning for future conditions. Sustainable development for fisheries and tourism must be incorporated into all aspects of MPA management, whilst recognising that current management systems are insufficient to ensure long-term sustainability for natural resources and local communities, and strategies need to increase resilience of social-ecological systems in anticipation of future conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Amanda Ford
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2022 23:09
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2022 23:09

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