Uwedikan is a beautiful coastal village in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, which attracts local tourists for weekends of camping and snorkeling. Aside from tourism, many of the village’s residents rely on octopus fishing to earn an income. Back in February 2021, I had joined Pak Basir on an early morning fishing trip while visiting the village to support Japesda, one of Blue Ventures’ partner organisations in Indonesia. Japesda are working with the community in Uwedikan, enabling them to lead marine conservation efforts to manage and protect their octopus fishery.
Read the full post: Harmonising community-led fisheries management within Uwedikan’s marine protected area