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Minahasa Marine Habitat Enhancement Programs Unsustainable fishing have resulted in degradation of reefs in the coastal region of North Sulawesi. Harvesting of mangroves for construction materials has also resulted in significant degradation of this important fish nursery and feeding habitat. Consist of two programs, reef ball development and mangrove rehabilitation; Minahasa Marine Habitat Enhancement Programs has succeeded in enhancing community environmental awareness. A reef ball project was developed which included developing the molds for and building the concrete reef structures. The purpose of the reef ball is to increase the number of fish thus to improve livelihood for local fishermen. Mangrove rehabilitation has succeeded in replanting about 5 ha area involving local communities, local NGOs and local university.

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