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Ismail Mustaming - Pioneer of the Fisherman Network Environment (JALA), Tanjung Batu, Berau, East Kalimantan

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Pak Ismail Mustaming is a local fisherman from East Kalimantan who has been campaigning for environmentally friendly fishing without using explosives, poisons, and other dangerous fishing gear that can cause serious damage to our oceans. He is also the founder of JALA (Fishermen Network / Fisherman Network) since 2010.

The beginning was that JALA was often offered fish that were caught unsustainably, therefore they could not accept it out of respect for Indonesian law. Therefore he was moved to do something because he always cared about the environment. Since 7-8 years YKAN has provided input and knowledge about environmentally friendly practices in fishing. After continuing education, community members positively accept more sustainable fishing practices.

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