ETESP Fisheries Sector Project Descriptions

According to Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Master Plan 2005, the fisheries sector were highly destroyed and affected by tsunami disaster.  One of the governments committed to recovery the fisheries sector through cooperation with Asian Development which program Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Support Program (ETESP) Fisheries Component was sign on April 2005. 

The Fisheries Component of ETESP (ETESP-Fisheries) has supported rehabilitation and reconstruction of the fisheries sector and coastal natural resources in Aceh and Nias.  ETESP-Fisheries had six subcomponents, as follow (1) community empowerment; (2) small-scale capture fisheries; (3) small-scale aquaculture; (4) small-scale fish landings and post harvest facilities; (5) coastal resources rehabilitation; and (6) support fisheries service’s restoration.  It supported the rehabilitation of livelihoods of tsunami and earthquake were affected people who involved in fisheries sector in eleven districts/city in Aceh Province and Northern Sumatra, comprising : Aceh Besar; Aceh Utara; Pidie; Banda Aceh; Bireuen; Lhokseumawe; Aceh Jaya; Aceh Barat; Simeulue; Nias; and Nias Selatan.

Overal goal for the program implementation as the completion report by NACA stated (2009), to help rebuild the affected regions and support their economic revival to meet the Millennium Development Goals.  NACA as the planning consultant has defined several purpose to recovery the fisheries sector aftermath the tsunami disaster to (1) facilitate economic revival in the affected regions by restoring livelihoods; and (2) alleviate constraints due to the lack of adequate public goods and facilities by restoring essential public services and rebuilding infrastructure.  For more detail distribution, Table 1 was shown each component purpose.

Table 1. Summary sub components and objectives

Subcomponent Name Objectives
1. Community empowerment Coastal communities empowered to develop and   manage their resources
2. Restoration of capture fisheries Capture fisheries restored to biologically and economically sustainable levels of effort and landings
3.  Restoration of aquaculture facilities Aquaculture facilities and production systems restored on a sustainable basis
4. Restoration of small-scale fisheries post-harvest facilities Small-scale fisheries landing and post-harvest facilities restored
5.  Coastal ecosystem restoration Coastal environment rehabilitated and properly managed for sustainable use
6.  Fisheries support services Provincial and district/sub district fisheries and extension services re-established/strengthened

Sources : NACA Completion Report (2009)

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