Reef Fishing Resources and their Utilization in Southwest Maluku Regency, Indonesia

Authors : Syachrul Arief

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 6 - June

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Remote islands in Southwest Maluku have received the government's attention concerning collecting information about coastal resources. This research was conducted on the islands of Leti, Moa, Lakor, Metimialam, and Metimiarang. The purpose of the study was to obtain data and information on reef fish resources and their utilization. The method used in collecting data and information is a visual census in belt transect an area of 250 m 2 and semi-structured interviews. Research results on 2 1 location of sampling data show that at least has 309 species of reef fish of 45 tribes. Diversity varies on the value of 8 to 18. Community diversity is classified as moderate level. Individual densities per square meter are low in most transect sites. The utilization rate of reef fish in most locations is subsistence, except in the Metimialam and Metimiarang areas, where the current exploitation of reef fish is relatively high.

Keywords : Coral Fish, Biodiversity, Coral Fish Utility, Southwest Maluku


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