ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Through the implementation of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) plans, the ATSEA-2 project will contribute to the improved management of fisheries and other coastal resources for livelihoods, nutrition and ecosystem health.

TARGETED OUTCOMES

Fisheries management improvement
Marine pollution reduction
Habitat and species protection
ICM that incorporate climate change adaptation

ACTIONS & APPROACHES

ATSEA-2 supports local, regional and national efforts through a combination of analysis, training, support, information gathering and regional action plans. Activities scheduled for each of the four targeted outcomes are as follows:

1

Fisheries management improvement

  • Adopt an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)
  • Support efforts to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU)
2

Marine pollution reduction

  • Complete a regional pollution hotspot analysis
  • Strengthen local and regional oil spill early warning systems
  • Provide on-the-ground training in selected local communities

3

Habitat and species protection

  • Compile information on marine ecosystems in the ATS region
  • Identify priority conservation areas
  • Support existing – and designate new – MPAs
  • Create a regional action plan to protect endangered marine turtles and dugongs

4

ICM that incorporate climate change adaptation

  • Protect an estimated 125km of coastline in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
  • Support implementation of the ICM plans
  • Support climate change adaptation in at-risk coastal villages