Oceans are vital for Indonesia’s economy and welfare. With more than 17,500 islands, 108,000 kilometers of coastline, and three-quarters of its territory at sea, oceans are central to Indonesia’s prosperity.
Yet there are challenges to the extent and integrity of Indonesia's marine and coastal ecosystems which threatens its economic value, starting from overfishing, degradation of mangroves and coral reefs, and marine debris.
These challenges can be addressed through a blue economy, or a sustainable ocean economy strategy. A blue economy creates healthy oceans, resilient coastal livelihood, and sustainable economic growth.
The Oceans for Prosperity report provides a detailed set of policy recommendations to support Indonesia’s transition to a blue economy. These include:
- Ensuring a sustainable fisheries future;
- Realizing Indonesia’s tourism potential;
- Sustainably managing coastal and marine resources; and
- Overcoming the scourge of marine plastics.