Over the last 30 years, Indonesia has become a hotspot for the global marine ornamental fish collection and trade, with the industry providing an important source of income for thousands of coastal communities.
Indonesia exports an average of 80 species of hard corals, and more than 280 species of ornamental reef fish, involving over 50 companies and contributing an average of 70% to the global market. Unfortunately, almost 99% of all marine aquariums for trade still come from wild collection. As with other fisheries in Indonesia, effective reef fisheries management policies are currently lacking, and there is presently no local or national legal framework exists to support or regulate ornamental fish collection and trade.
LINI work directly with fishing groups to implement unique mariculture and aquaculture programs, ensuring reef fish are reared or collected using sustainable and legal methods. This banner allows them to explain the process to investors, exporters and key industry contacts and provides a visual reference for the fishermen.