Nyka was a LINI intern at LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre (LATC) for almost five months in 2017. She assisted us to develop and implement our school education program. She graduated from a faculty of Biology of the Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta in 2017. Nyka is also an artist, and runs her own art company called Travelart. Nyka joined LINI in 2018, to manage our training and education program at LATC.
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 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
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.