The aims of this project are to identify ecological and institutional criteria for the selection and beneficial use of harvest reserves in tropical, artisanal river fisheries; and develop guidelines for their co-management in Indonesia. The purpose of the guidelines will be the delivery of economic benefits to fishing communities, derived from enhanced fish recruitment from reserved fish stocks to the fished stocks outside. The project will run from November 1997 to March 2000, and involves collaborators from MRAG Ltd (UK), the Central Research Institute for Fisheries, Indonesia (CRIFI), and three provincial Dinas Perikanan (Fisheries Extension Service) offices in West Kalimantan, Jambi and South Sumatra in Indonesia. The project includes the following five main phases or activities: Inception and Legal Workshop (project inception and prospects); Regional Reserve Survey (reserve identification and fieldwork planning); Monitoring Programmes (biological, socio-economic and institutional surveys); Analysis of Reserve Benefits (estimation of reserve benefits, and their causes); Dissemination and Training (preparation and presentation of guidelines); The Inception and Legal Workshops were held at the CRIFI HQ in Jakarta on 22 and 23 December 1997. The objectives of the Inception Workshop were to introduce the project to the collaborators and target institutes; to plan fieldwork and reporting activities; and to discuss approaches for the effective dissemination and promotion of project outputs. The objectives of the Legal Workshop were to determine the legal position on the application and use of reserves and co-management in Indonesian river fisheries, to thereby ensure that the project outputs would be legally enactable and compatible with existing legislation.
Fisheries Management Science Programme, Department for International Development, London, UK, 18 pp.