Selayar Island is situated in South Sulawesi. Selayar and its surrounding islands have fishing grounds for octopus. The fishing villages of the octopus fishers are situated in many places along the coast including Kahu-kahu, Mekar Indah and Appatanah. In 2020, LINI started to assist the local stakeholders of Selayar District to develop octopus catch data monitoring. We hope that catch data monitoring will contribute to the development of the octopus fishery management plan for regional and provincial level.
Similar to Banggai project, we use community-based approach in data collection. So far, the catch data monitoring are held at two villages (Kahu-Kahu and Mekar Indah), involving 4 village buyers and about 220 octopus fishers.