Part II: Small Scale Fisheries Development
Evaluates six subprojects (SP's) constituting a project to promote small-scale fisheries in Indonesia. PES covers the period 1980-6/83 and is based on document review, site visits, and interviews with Directorate General of Fisheries (DGF), USAID/I, and consultant personnel. The project is generally behind schedule, due almost entirely to ponderous USAID/I project approval procedures, and the TA team is not as outlined in the Project Paper. The pilot flake ice plant SP is 10 months behind schedule, due mostly to importing and procuring delays, although the plant itself is largely complete. Changes in the timing and qualifications of TA personnel have been the major problem, although officials are confident goals can be met. The tambak extension SP is near completion. Progress has been limited, however, by the technician's unfamiliarity with fisheries and tambak production. A set of recommendations was issued and a Tambak Advisory Group was formed, although its impact can not yet be assessed. The floating fish cage SP (which seems to be misunderstood by the DGF and USAID/I) and the rice/fish culture SP have not yet begun due to problems in finding qualified technicians. A technician for the former should begin working in 9/83, however, and it is hoped one will be on board for the latter by 7/83. Also in regard to the latter, some input and output adjustments will be needed, especially in view of the increasing demand for fish fry. The freshwater shrimp SP is on target - two Macrobrachium hatcheries are progressing toward the production target of 5 million juvenile shrimp/year (although juvenile production by brackish-water fish farmers is not feasible) and prawn distribution centers are being developed in Java. Attainment of goals, however, will likely require a project extension, resolution of DGF budgetary problems, a shrimp extension program, an inventory and distribution system, and a marketing/quality control program. The artisanal fisheries management SP has just begun; a 4/83 planning workshop defined the types of fisheries data and data collection methods needed. The major external change has been a presidential ban on trawling within 12 miles of Java. Specific recommendations are included.