Fish Forever Essentials

As the world’s largest island country— Indonesia has the second longest coastline, one of the largest tracks of mangroves, and the second-largest area of coral reefs in the world. The coastal fishers and fisheries that depend on these essential natural assets form a key part of the nation’s cultural heritage and economy. 80 percent of Indonesia’s fishers are small-scale, coastal fishers using small boats to fish in nearshore areas for food and income.

Fish Forever in Indonesia works with fishing villages, district and provincial governments to build and strengthen community-based coastal fisheries management of provincial waters.

Learn more about the Fish Forever program with this short video.

Indonesia Footprint Data

Summarized below are data collected across all Fish Forever communities and managed access areas. In Indonesia, managed access areas are defined by administrative boundaries associated with clusters of villages within a district.

Explore each area where Fish Forever works by selecting one or multiple subnational governments, local governments and managed access areas. The data are the sum of the selected areas.


Use the following links to view ecological data collected through field surveys, fisheries production data collected through our digital catch data collection app, OurFish, and socioeconomic data collected through household surveys.