Tuna Swimming

Swimming with Tuna in the Coral Triangle? 

In efforts to find innovative solutions to the region’s escalating tuna fishing problems, WWF has produced a video which showcases the novel idea of using Fish Aggregating Devices or FADs - floating objects at sea used by fishers to attract large schools of fish, including tuna - for ecotourism. Turning FADs to TADs - Tourist Aggregating Devices - is one of several solutions that came out of a Tuna Think Tank Workshop conducted by WWF in 2010, where experts from varied fields of study came together to generate new approaches to reform tuna fisheries management in the Coral Triangle region. READ MORE

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Save sea creatures with WWF’s EnviroPop!

An awesome collaboration between the WWF-Philippines and AppLabs Digital Studios, EnviroPop is the first puzzle application to allow users to digitally rescue endangered sea creatures from a host of sea hazards. Guided by WWF's mission, this application offers a fun way of spreading awareness on how to minimize threats to endangered marine life. LAUNCH WEBSITE

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Seven representatives from TMO, WWF and PPSRNP completed the five-day field workshop. At the centre are Tubbataha Reefs Park Superintendent Angelique Songco and WWF Tubbataha Project Manager Marivel Dygico.

WWF & TMO complete coral reef monitoring course

To bolster this year’s census of Palawan’s world-famous Tubbataha Reefs, seven representatives from the Tubbataha Management Office, WWF and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park underwent a rigorous five-day coral reef monitoring workshop aboard WWF research vessel M/Y Navorca. The training was conducted by Reef Check International. READ MORE

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EAFM Worshop Group Photo

Malaysian National Workshop on Ecosystems Based Approach to fisheries management

Some 60 fisheries officials, academicians and stakeholders were in Putrajaya on February 19-20 for the National Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Workshop organised by the Department of Fisheries of Malaysia in collaboration with WWF-Malaysia. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for the Steering Committee and Technical Working Groups to decide on the direction toward sustainable fisheries in Malaysia. READ MORE

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MPAs for fish fillets: A double-take on Indonesian fisheries management

Looking back at her early research in Sulawesi, Lida says that if we are really serious about rehabilitating the productivity of the oceans, more MPAs need to be designed to PRODUCE fish, and all fisheries in and outside of MPAs need to be registered with licenses to allow management of the amount of fish taken out of the ocean. Only then can we get the exploitation levels down to what the oceans can provide. READ MORE

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Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesian Marine Conservation Program

Stuart shares his 23-year experience managing marine conservation efforts in the Coral Triangle, building WCS's Indonesian team, and the importance of engaging local government and communities. READ MORE

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Jose Ingles
REACTION - Jose "Jingles" Ingles, WWF Coral Triangle Strategy Leader

"Sustainable Overfishing" in Mindoro

Tuna fishing using handline is often branded as sustainable, but Jose Ingles found out in Mindoro that overfishing can still happen, unless catch numbers are regulated. READ MORE

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Lida Pet-Soede
VIEWPOINT - Lida Pet-Soede, Coral Triangle Programme Leader

Profit, sustainability in the Coral Triangle

In the run up to the 3rd Coral Triangle Business Regional Forum, Lida reminds us that by taking early action to source only responsibly-managed resources, companies can achieve a business advantage in increasingly sophisticated and environmentally-aware global and domestic markets. READ MORE

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Events Publications Variety
24-26 March 2013

3rd Coral Triangle Regional Business Forum 
Bali, Indonesia

22-24 April 2013

Sustainable Ocean Summit

5-7 October 2013

APEC CEO Summit  2013
Bali, Indonesia


Marine population connectivity identifies ecological neighbors for conservation planning in the Coral Triangle
Eric A. Treml and Patrick N. Halpin


Long-term decline of the western Pacific leatherback, Dermochelys coriacea: a globally important sea turtle population 
Ricardo F. Tapilatu, et. al.


This video proposes the novel idea of turning Fish Aggregating Devices into Tourist Aggregating Devices to help local communities generate income from their tuna-rich waters without compromising fish stocks.


"Canning Paradise" Documentary Trailer

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