Season’s greetings !
It is time to update about the wonderful progress from our training centre. In the last 6 months we have had visitors from schools, both international and national, Government staff, tourists, and villagers from surrounding the centre. The LATC staff who are people from Les village, are very happy with the visits. Continue reading
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.
The Centre offers training and opportunity for work experience in various aspect of marine conservation, reef restoration, aquaculture, and sustainable fishery management. The Centre aims to target industry, fishers, government staff, and university students to learn about aquaculture, and will focus on teaching practical skills and knowledge about the breeding and husbandry of reef fish.
Our first juvenile Banggai Cardinalfish at the LATC
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.
There has been a lot happening at LINI’s Aquaculture and Training (LATC) since our last update!
In July, the foundations of the student accommodation housing were laid and the houses are now being constructed. The three houses are being built in a traditional North Sulawesi-style and will accommodate up to six people each. Continue reading
It has been an exciting time for LINI’s work towards sustainable aquaculture in Indonesia! In late 2014, LINI commenced work on building a training and aquaculture centre in Les Village, North Bali. The latest development of LINI’s Training and Aquaculture Centre (LATC) is that all required documentation from the Buleleng Regency, including the MOU with the District Head of Buleleng Regency, has been secured.
The Centre is situated at Les village aims to target industry, fishers and University students to learn the basic aquaculture with lots of practical knowledge on breeding, and husbandry of reef fish. The Centre will also offer training on reef restoration aspects and Fisheries Improvement Project development.
The Centre received support from the Australian Consulate-General in Bali through their Direct Aid Program, the family of Sianawati Sugiarto (the owner of Blue Star), who kindly let LINI use their land, and from the Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) Program.
This month the first batch of the Banggai cardinalfish broodstocks will be received from the fisher group in Banggai, with fishers from Banggai being the first group to learn on how to breed this species.