On 7th and 14th January 2017, a training of trainers session was held at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre (LATC), focusing on marine conservation education. Eleven teachers from SD 5 (Primary school) at Les village attended the training. The teachers learned about environmental issues and conservation efforts being implemented in the village and surrounding areas. The teachers also had first-hand experience to observe the aquaculture activities at the Centre. The next step is for the teachers to utilize their new knowledge to teach the pupils from SD 5, and bring them to the Centre to learn about marine conservation.
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.
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.