Aquatic Conservation of Nusa Penida - Bali

Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Fadel Muhammad, at Pier Nusa Penida, Klungkung officially announced that the waters around the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan a government-protected waters.Name of protected area is abbreviated CTF Water Conservation Nusa Penida.Declaration of Nusa Penida CTF conducted with Minister Fadel Muhammad, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika and Klungkung Regent I Wayan Candra, Sunday (21/11) yesterday. Within the framework of Nusa Penida CTF also agreed to make sunfish as mascot CTF Nusa Penida. In addition, the total area is 20057.2 set consists of 1419.05 hectares hectares of coral reefs, seagrass acreage 108 acres, 230.7 acres of mangroves and seaweed cultivation area 308.3 hectares. Some important reasons set CTF as a protected area. First, the area is in the southwest corner of the world's coral triangle (triangle coral) with remarkable charm and become part of the world's coral triangle, spread across six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands) . Second, the diversity of biological resources in the CTF Nusa Penida has long sustain local livelihoods through tourism, fishing and seaweed cultivation. Third, the region is famous as the location of gathering sunfish and manta rays that intrigued many divers and snorkeling fans the world. Whales and dolphins are also moving towards the east and west of the straits Penida island groups. Ecological survey discovered 296 species of coral and 576 species of fish in the waters Penida including five new species. Minister Fadel Muhammad said the purpose of the establishment of conservation areas Penida to avoid overfishing, either using both legal and illegal fishing gear (especially the use of cyanide to capture fish aquarium) that seriously threaten coral reef ecosystems. One of the most serious environmental threat in the region is plastic waste. He said the establishment of CTF Nusa Penida is the first of 40 national conservation area. Each region will be offered to environmentalists the world. That way, the CTF was not confined to Nusa Penida Bali and Indonesia, also belong to the world. Tourists will come more and more funds are also entered. Fadel said, the ministry gave great attention to Bali. Year 2011 is allocated a budget of Rp 100 billion. Special Nusa Penida help not only the special allocation fund, as well as the development and cultivation of seaweed. Governor Made Mangku Pastika welcomed the establishment of the region. He mentioned the establishment of an area becoming increasingly important because in addition to providing a clear direction of utilization, as well as providing legal certainty in its management that helped to create a favorable climate in the area. Governor hopes Klungkung regency immediately follow this designation by developing utilization detail and specify it in the district regulations.