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 recruitment to exploited fish stocks. The project will run from November 1997 to March 2000. The Regional Reserve Survey (RRS) took place between 9 February and 27 March 1998. The objectives of the RRS were to study a selection of known 'reserves' in three study provinces in terms of their ecology (their waterbody types and catchment positions etc) and their management institutions (the agencies responsible for management, and the regulations used). The information collected was used to develop a conceptual reserve categorisation system. This report includes preliminary plans for an interdisciplinary, integrated Monitoring Programme designed to investigate the categories of harvest reserve identified.
Fisheries Management Science Programme, Department for International Development, London, UK, 145 pp.