Marine Resource Management in the Java Sea

by Agustinus Taufik, Directorate of Nature Conservation, Bogor, Indones, Directorate of Nature Conservation, Bogor, Indones,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The pressures on the resources of the southern Java Sea along the north coast of Java are probably greater than anywhere else in the country, and some of the resources have certainly suffered greatly as a result of this. The conflicts arise between the use of interacting resources, or through over-exploitation of resources. As a result, constraints on human activities are already often required. Ultimately it is the robustness of fragility of the resources in question when faced by external pressure, which determines its fate. We would like to explain by using three examples: coral collecting, clam shells collecting and mangrove utilization. Recently, the Indonesian Government has developed a number of protected marine areas and is preparing a concept of a 'Marine Conservation Strategy'. The purpose is to protect marine ecosystems, including coral reefs and valuable marine species.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Seas and oceans | Resource management | Fish and fishery management | Reefs and sills | Government | Ecosystems | Indonesia | Asia

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