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Indonesia Sustainable Oceans Program

Taking an integrated approach to the blue economy through the equitable and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources

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Focus Areas

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Supporting Sustainable Fisheries and Coastal Livelihoods

70% of Indonesians live in coastal areas and rely on the ocean for incomes and nutrition. The fisheries sector employs 7 million people and over 50% of dietary protein comes from seafood.

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Building Healthy Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Indonesia’s ocean resources are worth over $256 bn annually, more than a 1/4 of the national economy. To ensure a healthy and equitable future, the oceans are in need of sustainable management and further research.

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Reducing Marine Pollution

Indonesia is the 2nd largest contributor of plastic waste. Tons of plastic leak into the ocean every year, making marine debris a critical threat to Indonesia’s valuable ocean resources.

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About ISOP

Indonesia’s Sustainable Oceans Program (ISOP) is supporting Indonesia’s transition to a blue economy by increasing the economic, social, and environmental benefits derived from healthy coastal and marine ecosystems.
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Indonesia and the Blue Economy

As the world’s largest archipelagic nation, Indonesia’s people, economy and environment greatly benefit from the blue economy — the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth and livelihoods while maintaining healthy marine ecosystems.