Boat building in Indonesia

posted Jun 20, 2020, 6:41 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 21, 2020, 3:43 PM ]
Mike Dredge writes: 

'Some years ago I was involved in a short aid project in Madura, an island to the east of Java. The concept was to teach the local fisheries management team how to best manage their local resources. Given that: 

a) the area they managed covered about 2000 nautical miles 2 and contained a fleet of well over 2000 boats; 

b) the fisheries management team expected me to show them how to catch more fish from this tiny, crowded pond by using up-to-date technology and,  

c) my background and training has always been about managing sustainable fisheries and fishing for profit whereas the locals fish for protein and kept everything they caught, down to about 10 mm long,   

the project itself was never going to end well. But it did give me the opportunity to see how local boats were built, and that was an eye-opener.'

Mike's complete story is attached: , and his eye opening pictures are included below. Thanks Mike, this is great!  Indonesia is the giant on our doorstep and we often forget it.

Posts Editor,
Jun 20, 2020, 6:41 PM