Fisheries Improvement Project

A Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) is an industry-led alliance of supply chain groups, from fishers to exporters to buyers, who work together to implement a management plan designed to help the fisheries meet the demands of the international market while reducing illegal fishing practices, habitat destruction and bycatch. (more…)

Sustainable Ornamental Fisheries

Indonesia has been a hotspot of marine ornamental fish collection for the global market for at least 30 years. While the trade provides an important source of income for thousands of coastal communities, it is often based on unsustainable resource use and threatens the health of coastal marine ecosystems. A responsible and sustainable ornamental fish trade needs to be developed urgently and should be based on well-managed ecosystems and their resources, with shared responsibilities along the entire supply chains from the collectors to the consumers. (more…)

Reef Restoration

LINI is helping the coastal communities, in Buleleng and Karangasem – Bali and some places throughout Indonesia to rehabilitate their reefs by establishing artificial reef aggregation structures in damaged areas. The objective of this community-based reef rehabilitation is to regain the function of the reefs to serve as habitats for fish and other reef organisms, on which the coastal communities depend for their livelihoods. (more…)

The LINI Aquaculture And Training Centre (LATC)

In December 2014, LINI started developing the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre in Les Village, North Bali where LINI has been working with aquarium fishers since 2008. The development of the Centre responds directly to the need to reduce the destruction of Indonesia’s globally important coral reefs, and to create incentives for reef management and conservation that benefit coastal communities who depend on coral reef resources.

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Our Story

Established in January 2008 by a small group of dedicated professionals, LINI is one of the few Indonesian non-profits currently working towards the development of community-based marine conservation areas to promote sustainable fisheries in Indonesia.

Our Story

LINI works to support the conservation and management of coastal marine resources through science, and the education and empowerment of coastal communities. Our work is primarily implemented through collaboration with local stakeholders including local government, community groups, the private sector and local NGOs.

Our story

LINI continues to develop, field-test and refine a range of training materials to ensure their appropriateness for the many diverse coastal communities, whose needs are varied and often site-specific.

Our Story

We have worked together with community groups in northern Bali to pilot reef rehabilitation programs to support Marine Conservation Areas management. Healthier reefs have been the basis for improved and sustainable livelihoods in the communities we work with. They have contributed to protecting community beaches from storm surges, providing a sustainable source for food- and ornamental fish, and creating opportunities for eco-tourism activities in the region.

Our story

LINI’s mission is to work with marginalized coastal communities to reverse the degradation of Indonesian coral reefs and raise awareness about responsible and sustainable marine resource use. We do this by focusing on: 1. Science & Education – Promoting coastal ecosystem conservation and restoration through research, education and capacity building within communities and local governments. 2. Sustainable Livelihoods – Promoting the development of sustainable and responsible fishing and marine ornamental business practices. 3. Partnerships – Providing a platform to link fishermen, the private sector, scientists and conservation actors, and governments.

Mission

A future in which people recognize the richness and value of marine ecosystems as a common global resource, and in which Indonesian coastal communities are committed and empowered to care for their environment and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Vision

LINI is the Indonesian term for a “line” or connection. LINI seeks to establish firm and lasting connections between all stakeholders involved in coastal resource management. We believe that establishing and maintaining strong connections between all people involved, will lead to the development of long-lasting solutions for sustainability.

Why LINI

Meet the Team

Ron Lilley

Ron Lilley

Ron Lilley is originally from the UK, and now lives in Bali. He has travelled extensively throughout Indonesia, and has worked with a number of conservation NGOs. He assists LINI in proposal writing, proofreading and the production of publications, articles and papers in English for the media and specialist magazines. He also helps in developing outreach materials for the public, schools and volunteers,and gives presentations for LINI to the public. Ron has a Masters degreee in Conservation Biology, and is also a keen photographer of reptiles and invertebrates.

Made Partiana

Made Partiana

Made Partiana is a professional marine ornamental fish collector, based in North Bali . He has been one of LINI’s key trainers SINCE 2006 and has trained over 200 fellow collectors in the use of non-destructive fishing techniques throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Made is also a keen diver and assists LINI’s scientists in conducting fish surveys and monitoring.

Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley

Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley

Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley is the founder of Yayasan LINI. She is a pioneer in marine conservation and sustainable fisheries work in Indonesia, with a long history of working with various International and local organizations, and with the Indonesian government.

Yunaldi

Yunaldi

Yunaldi is one of the very few experienced Indonesian fisheries scientists, specializing in reef monitoring, fish identification and reef survey methodologies. Born in West Sumatra, he holds a Masters degree the Udayana University, Bali. Yunaldi has a long history of working with Indonesian NGOs and he holds a Diving Instructor certificate from ADS International.

Andre Ali Mustain

Andre Ali Mustain

Born in Banyuwangi, Andre Ali Mustain received his Masters degree from the Udayana University in Bali. His fields of expertise include community development, reef surveys and monitoring. Andre holds an Advance Diving certificate from ADS.

Ngurah Agung

Ngurah Agung

Ngurah Agung is responsible for finance and administration in LINI. He was born in Klungkung, Bali, and graduated from the Faculty of Accountancy in STIE YKPN Yogyakarta. Before LINI, he worked for various Banks, Hoteliers and Restaurants in Bali. Besides organizing finance and administration for the organization, Ngurah, who holds an open water dive certificate, also conducts basic business and household finance training sessions for fishermen’s groups and women’s groups.

Ni Kadek Sugiarti Dewi

Ni Kadek Sugiarti Dewi

Prior to joining LINI, Wiwik was a trainee at PT Taspen, and Public Account Gunarsa. She is currently registered as an accounting student at the Mahasaraswati University. She is in charge of preparing cash advance, reviewing travel report and GL data entry.

Eveline

Eveline

Eveline joined LINI as volunteer in 2014 to assist with various field works, including social economic surveys for traditional fisheries in North Bali, South an southeast Sulawesi. In 2015, Eveline joned LINI as a staff to assist our community aquaculture initiative for the marine ornamental trade, working with fishers in a Balinese fishing village. She also coordinating the ‘Mfish’ program at LINI, which is a mobile technology platform designed to improve the lives of fishing communities in developing countries and protect the environment.

Board Members

Dr. Suseno Sukoyono

Dr. Suseno Sukoyono

A remarkable government official from the Ministry of Marine Affairs, who is well-respected in the national and international arena for his leadership, dedication and commitment to marine conservation and sustainable resource use.

Mr. Rezal Kusumaatmadja

Mr. Rezal Kusumaatmadja

A senior advisor for Mazars Starling Resources, who has more than 15 years of experience in natural resource management, community-based planning, forest conservation and sustainable-forest management.

Ms. Darwina Wijayanti

Ms. Darwina Wijayanti

The Executive Director of LEAD Indonesia, an NGO specializing in capacity-building programs for leadership in sustainable development through holistic frameworks.

Partners and Supporters

PT Intimas Surya

PT Intimas Surya

PT Intimas Surya is the fishing and seafood processing company in Bali, who leads handline yellowfin tuna FIP (Fisheries Improvement Project) in Banda Sea, and private sector partner for LINI’s fisheries improvement programme.

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation-Hongkong

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation-Hongkong

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong are providing support to LINI’s work in implementing a community-based conservation management of the Banggai Cardinalfish in Banggai Island, and to strengthen our training program to culture Banggai Cardinalfish in our training centre in North Bali

The New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium through the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) has supported the development of LINI’s marine education program for local schools at Les village, to conduct teacher training for local school teachers and training to local government and marine aquarium industry in various aspects of aquaculture and reef restoration

Australian Consulate

Australian Consulate

The Australian Consulate in Bali supported LINI in developing a training and aquaculture centre in desa Les – Buleleng Bali through the Direct Aid Program in 2014 to 2016.

Nelayan Mina Lestari

Nelayan Mina Lestari

Kelompok Nelayan Mina Lestari is a fisher group from desa Les who works with LINI to conduct community-based reef restoration along the North coast of Bali.

Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures collaborates with LINI to develop Community-based Octopus Fisheries Conservation Project in Banggai Island learning from Blue Ventures’ vast experience in Madagascar.

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP)

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP)

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) works with LINI to support the development of traditional handline yellowfin tuna management in Banda Sea.

Independent Aquatic Imports UK

Independent Aquatic Imports UK

LINI receives support from Independent Aquatic Imports UK (http://www.aquaticimports.com/). This support will enable us to to expand our reef restoration project and to develop our marine conservation and sustainable aquaculture training programs at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre in Les village, North Bali.

 

Maidenhead Aquatics

Maidenhead Aquatics

LINI receives support from Maidenhead Aquatics (https://fishkeeper.co.uk/) This support will enable us to to expand our reef restoration project and to develop our marine conservation and sustainable aquaculture training programs at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre in Les village, North Bali.

 

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

LINI have been working with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) since 2013 to implement fisheries improvement projects across Indonesia. In order to implement the projects in Indonesia, the SFP work closely with LINI. Acting as secretariat, LINI’s role is to disseminate information about the FIPs,  ensure FIP progress is monitored and updated on the website, facilitate regular meetings and manage promotion of FIPs to a wider audience, with the aim to encourage new participants.

Alila Manggis-Bali

Alila Manggis-Bali

LINI have been working with Alila Manggis resort near Candidasa since 2013 to restore coral reefs in front of the resort. Alila is working with over 20 fishermen from surrounding communities to implement a reef restoration plan, implement a training program with local staff and educate guests, fishermen and the wider community about marine conservation and the impact of overfishing on marine habitats and coastal communities. For further information, please visit the Alila Resorts Sustainable Tourism portal.

Tropical Marine Centre

Tropical Marine Centre

LINI receives support from Tropical Marine Centre (TMC) www.tropicalmarinecentre.co.uk to train local communities in aquaculture practices at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre, Les village, North Bali.

The Deep Blue Seas Foundation

The Deep Blue Seas Foundation

LINI receives support from The Deep Blue Seas Foundation, a non-profit foundation established by Saltwaterfish.com. This support will enable us to expand our reef restoration project and to continue our work to support the Indonesia marine ornamental fishery towards sustainable and responsible practices.

Donate

By donating to LINI, you will become part of a community who is helping to improve our marine environment and scale the impact of our conservation efforts. Your donations will be used to support the aquaculture training for coastal communities, reef restoration program and marine education activities for local schools. LINI is grateful for your continued support!

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Contribute US$ 200

Contribute US$ 200

Your US$ 200 contribution will allow the fisherman of North Bali to build and deploy a fish dome to be included in their reef restoration site, which they have created to reverse the destruction caused by decades of destructive fishing practices through lack of education, including cyanide fishing.


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Contribute US$ 100

Contribute US$ 100

Your US$100 contribution will allow fisherman to build a roti buaya, a one meter artificial structure, and plant corals on the structure, which will enhance marine habitats.


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A donation of US$ 50

A donation of US$ 50

A donation of US$ 50 will allow one woman to attend one month training in aquaculture aspects.


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A donation of US$ 25

A donation of US$ 25

A donation of US$ 25 will allow us to expand our marine education activities, to include children from a wider area and enhance our teaching materials to deliver a more comprehensive program to the children


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Contribute US$ 15

Contribute US$ 15

Your US$ 15 contribution will allow us to plant a coral on a community reef restoration sites


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Contribute US$ 5

Contribute US$ 5

Contribute US$ 5 to our information Centre in North Bali, which allows us to add more books for children in fishing communities to read and borrow.


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Visit Our Center

Visit our Centre in Les village North Bali

LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre
Visit, learn, explore and share your experience and knowledge in our training and aquculture acentre in Les village in North Bali. You can learn on how the communities conducting fish breeding, and explore our reef restoration site, or even construct an artificial structure to add to the structures at the reef restoration areas. You can help the communities to protect the rich biodiversity of the coral reefs in North Bali while you participate in fun learning activities at our centre.

The activities being offered at LINI’s training centre are interactive and enjoyable ways to learn about marine environment. The activities can be tailored to engage various audiences and are open to all those interested in helping to protect the reefs, or just learning the Bali unique biodiversity.

If you are interested in visiting our training centre, please email The Indonesian Nature Foundation; or call us at 0361 8427168.

Become a partner

LINI is committed to join with like-minded, responsible corporate organisations and businesses who share LINI’s environmental values to make a real difference to marine conservation in Indonesia. By supporting LINI, you will have the opportunity to help strengthen reef, marine and environmental awareness, and to ensure Indonesia moves towards a sustainable future for fishing communities around the country.

If you are interested in discussing a corporate partnership arrangement, please contact the LINI team at info ^email-lini

Volunteer

If you are passionate about the marine environment and would like to be part of the solution to Indonesia’s threatened coral reefs and declining reef habitats, then why not consider volunteering at LINI. LINI recruits skilled volunteers to work alongside staff at LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre in North Bali, and in our fisheries conservation project in Banggai Island, Central Sulawesi.

Our volunteer’s specialties are diverse, ranging from marine fish breeder, underwater archeologist, marine education specialist, English teacher, marketing and design graphic.

Available volunteer activities

Marine Aquarist, who can help us to expand our breeding program at our Aquaculture and Training Centre. Flexible start date in 2017, minimum 3 months commitment is desired.

Teaching English to village children and adults who are wishing to learn English. in Banggai Island, Central Sulawesi. Flexible start date in 2017, 2 months commitment is desired.

English to Indonesia vice versa translators, to help us translate LINI’s report into English!
We welcome volunteers based anywhere in the world for this project.

Please contact us If you’d like to ask a question or receive more information.

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