MEDIA ADVISORY: Webinar Series to Tackle Climate-resilient Fisheries in Indonesia

February 5, 2021
Tad Segal, (202) 572-3549

(WASHINGTON – Feb. 5, 2021) As ocean waters warm and become more acidic, fish stocks are moving toward more suitable habitat. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world’s tropical zones, such as those that comprise virtually all of Indonesia’s fishing grounds — a nation that accounts for nearly 7% of global fish production. At stake is food security, fisher’s safety, conservation and biodiversity, along with key economic benefits generated by this sector. If business continues as usual, at the current levels of fishing pressure and rates of ocean warming, outcomes for fisheries will likely get worse, with 80% of the world’s stocks falling into an overfished status by the middle of the next decade.

Over two days, this webinar series co-hosted by Fisheries Research Center – Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, IPB University and EDF will explore how Indonesia and other tropical developing nations can address climate impacts on their fisheries. It will consider examples of best practices and science-based approaches to addressing the negative impacts of climate change through good fishery management practices, which will become increasingly important as climate change affects distribution and productivity of stocks. Some of these management strategies include effective data collection and monitoring systems, adaptive science-based management processes, harvest control rules that adjust according to stock biomass, and the consideration of wider socioeconomic and ecosystem components (e.g., ecosystem-based fishery management approaches). Please join us to learn more.

WHAT: A webinar series over two days to examine the impacts of climate change on fisheries in Indonesia and other developing nations with a focus on solutions and best practices for mitigation and adaptation.

Series 1


Series 1 at 08:00 – 11:15 a.m. Jakarta time, Tuesday, Feb. 9

Please register for Zoom meeting:

Prof. Ir. R. Sjarief Widjaja, Ph.D, FRINA

Chairman of the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources,

Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF)

Eric Schwaab, M.A

SVP, Oceans and Interim SVP, Ecosystems Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Prof. Dr. Rokhmin Dahuri

Chairperson of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Advisory Team

Dr. Tarub Bahri

Fishery Resources Officer Marine and Inland Fisheries Branch, FAO, Rome

Moderator: Dr. Luky Adrianto

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University

Series 2


Series 2 at 08:00 – 11:15 a.m. Jakarta time, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

Please register for Zoom meeting:


Cisco Werner, Ph.D

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Prof. Dr. Edvin Aldrian

Professor Meteorology & Climatology BPPT, and IPCC WG I Vice Chair

Dr. Reny Puspasari

Researcher from Fisheries Research Center, MMAF, Indonesia

Rod Fujita, Ph.D

Director of Research and Development, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Putuh Suadela, S.Pi, MESM

Coordinator of Fish Resources ZEEI, Directorate General of Capture Fisheries of MMAF

Dr. Luky Adrianto

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University


Prof. Dr. Ngurah N. Wiadnyana Fisheries Research Center, MMAF, Indonesia

Dr. Abdul Halim Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Consultant

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