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Indonesia Designates World’s Largest TURF Network

In July 2018, Indonesia officially designated the Dampier Strait as a protected TURF (Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries) network. At 211,000 hectares and encompassing 19 villages, the Dampier Strait network is the largest comprehensive TURF-Reserve network in the world. The landmark announcement capped a year-long effort by USAID, Rare and other partners to protect coastal waters and ensure food security for local communities. Read more >

Guardian of the Sea

With help from a dancing parrotfish named Moymoy and an eagle-eyed crew of local fishery enforcement volunteers, Gina Barquilla is taking on illegal fishing in Del Carmen, Philippines. Read more >

Registering Fishers to Capture Data, and Change Norms, For Fishery Conservation

Prior to deploying a new mobile app to help fishers record fish catch data, Rare’s Fish Forever program began registering fishers in Mozambique. The goal was to fill data gaps. But the registration process yielded so much more. Read more >

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    Rare Fellow Wida Sulistyaningrum never imagined she could change the fate of coastal Indonesian fishing villages. She and her colleagues at Conservation International had been working for years to help communities embrace sustainable fishing behaviors. Rare partnered with CI and helped Wida approach the community in a new way.
    Read how >