Fish stock enhancement and restocking of the inland waters of indonesia: Lessons learned
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The Fisheries Act No. 31 (2004) of Indonesia as amended by Fisheries Act No. 45 (2009) stipulates that the inland waters of Indonesia are under one Fisheries Management Area and could be used for fisheries and aquaculture development. The total area of Indonesia's inland waters is about 276.0 million ha, comprising 223.0 million ha of rivers and floodplains, 1.8 million ha of lakes, 27.0 million ha of man-made lakes or reservoirs and dams, and 24.0 million ha of wetlands and swamp areas. Stock enhancement and culture-based fisheries are among the approaches promoted by the country in these inland waters to optimize their utilization for fish production to ensure food security, and as means of providing additional incomes to fishers and attaining fishers' human well-being. This article describes the lessons learned in the successful implementation of stock enhancement and culture-based fisheries in the inland waters of Indonesia.