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Achieving Blue Economy in Indonesia: further steps in sustainable fishing

Ocean has become the blood on Indonesian veins for centuries. There is even a children's song titled "Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut", which translates directly into "My Ancestor was a Sailor". The blood has been ingrained since Javanese sailors arrived in China in 131 AD to the heyday of Srivijaya E...

River plastic emissions to the world’s oceans

Source: Nature CommunicationsPublish Date: June 7, 2017 Plastics in the marine environment have become a major concern because of their persistence at sea, and adverse consequences to marine life and potentially human health. Implementing mitigation strategies requires an understanding and quantific...

A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis

Source: The Ocean Panel A healthy ocean is the foundation for vibrant economies. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ocean-based industries were estimated to contribute 2.5 percent of world gross value added and over 31 million direct full-time jobs. However, as governments seek to reset and rebuild follo...

“Great reboot” or short-term saviour? Bali's seaweed farming revival

Source: The Fish Site Date: 30 April 2021 A renaissance in Bali's seaweed farming sector is being widely touted as a sustainable alternative to tourism, following the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, but the reality is much more complicated. The economic landscape in Bali, Indonesia, has changed dram...