Manado, May 13, 2014 (ANTARA) -- In the framework of establishing the better marine and coastal zone management and reservation, all of the state members of the Coral Reef Triangle have composed the framework and the action plan called Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System (CTMPAS). In addition to increase the the marine and the coastal zone condition, CTMPAS also aims to elevate the equilibrium between the environment and the welfare of the coastal community in the Coral Reef Triangle's countries.

CTMPAS is expected to ensure the coastal community welfare by providing the sustainable economic benefit for the community living around the coastal zone. This is in line with the vision of the CTMPAS establishment which is to create new livelihood and to provide the marine-based food source for the community, as well as conserving the diversity of the natural resource.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sjarief Widjaja, who acts as the Chairman of the Interim Regional Secretariat (IRS) for the CTI-CFF held in Manado, on May 13, said, "Technically, CTMPAS will provide the added value for the community, socially and economically, through the elevation of the education capacity, the alternative livelihood source, and ultimately, to enhance the quality of life."

Sjarief continued that the CTMPAS is planned to be widely implemented by the CTI-CFF's state members on 2020. "However, each country has their own way to implement and manage the CTMPAS, depending on the bioecologic, social, economic, and cultural potensials as well as their ocean governance," said Sjarief.

The Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a marine or coastal zone where the coastal community depends on as the livelihood source as well as the marine conservation zone.

CTMPAS was launched today (May 13) preceding the inauguration of the World Coral Reef Conference (WCRC) which will be held on May 14-17 in Manado, North Sulawesi.

Contact Media:
Anang Noegroho
Head of the Statistic and Data Center
The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

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