Marine Conservation – Promoting the Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Resources, 1-4 Â August Â 2016, Â Korea
With Â aÂ coastlineÂ Â of Â 173,000Â Â km, Â ASEANÂ Â has Â arguablyÂ Â the Â most Â abundantÂ Â and Â diverse natural Â marine Â resourcesÂ Â in theÂ world. Â The Â region Â houses Â 35% Â of the world’sÂ Â mangrove forests Â and about Â 30%Â of the coral reefs Â while Â producingÂ Â 14% of the world’s Â marine Â fish products.1Â Â Â Â Â These Â resourcesÂ Â are essentialÂ Â to sustainingÂ Â the ASEAN Â economy, Â particularly to the Coastal Â Forestry, Â Fisheries,Â Â Marine Â Industry, Â and Coastal Â Tourism Â sectors. Â However, the non-sustainableÂ Â utilization Â and exploitationÂ Â of marine Â resources Â in ASEAN Â haveÂ led to grave Â environmentalÂ Â degradation.Â Â While Â overfishing Â and destructive Â fishing Â methods Â have resulted Â in coral bleaching Â and extinction Â of other Â marine Â life, wasteÂ mismanagementÂ Â and massiveÂ Â touristÂ Â developmentsÂ Â in Â coastal Â areas, Â beyondÂ Â existingÂ Â carryingÂ Â capacity, Â have generated Â massive Â amounts Â of water pollutants.
InÂ order Â to Â achieveÂ Â a Â sustainableÂ Â marineÂ Â environmentÂ Â againstÂ Â the Â backdropÂ Â of Â social changesÂ Â Â andÂ Â economicÂ Â Â development,Â Â Â Â theÂ Â ASEANÂ Â Â highlightsÂ Â Â theÂ Â promotionÂ Â Â Â and enhancementÂ Â of capacity Â building Â in a continuousÂ Â effort Â to have Â sustainableÂ Â management of ecosystemsÂ Â and natural Â resources Â in the ASEAN Â Socio-CulturalÂ Â Â CommunityÂ Â Blue print.
RecognizingÂ Â the importanceÂ Â of marine Â resources Â and Â its sustainable Â use Â as well Â as acting as Â a platformÂ Â Â for Â the Â dialogue Â betweenÂ Â the Â ASEANÂ Â MemberÂ Â States Â and Â the Â ROK,Â Â the ASEAN-KoreaÂ Â Centre will invite ASEAN Â and Korean Â students, Â who are the future leaders of the ASEAN Â and Korea, Â to gather Â at the 2016 ASEAN-KoreaÂ Â Youth Network Â Workshop to enhance Â their Â understandingÂ Â on marine Â conservationÂ Â and forge strong Â friendship Â among them.Â Â UnderÂ Â the Â themeÂ Â of Â Marine Â Conservation – Â Promoting the Sustainable Â Use of Coastal and Marine Resources, the Â Workshop Â will Â be from Â 1-4Â Â August Â 2016, Â including lectures, Â discussions,Â Â and site visits Â in Korea.
Further Â promote Â awareness Â on ASEAN Â and ASEAN-KoreaÂ Â partnership Â among Â youth Enhance Â active networks Â and genuine Â friendshipÂ Â among Â the ASEAN Â and Korea Â youth towards Â a shared Â future
- RESUME ACTIVITY.
Delegation of indonesia in ASEAN- KOREA YOUTH PROGRAMME NETWORK are Ms. Diah Anggraini from Aquatic Product Technology, and Fahurizal Aulia Perdana From Aquaculture, Faculty Fisheries and Marine Science Technology, IPB. Every country of ASEAN have apportunity to send 2 delegation in this programme. There are around 80 participant from ASEAN , KOREA, JAPAN, and CHINA contributed in this section.
Each member of this program contributed in UCC making (make movie maker) about marine conservation, and promote how to save and campaign marine sustainablity, beside that ASEAN ambassador have to show a dance performence or anything as representative cultural of each country in cultural night contest.
This agenda held at least 5 days, between 1-5 august, 2016 in Busan university of foreign studies in Busan, and Seoul soth korea. We have some opporunity to have lecture from Busan university and Yonsei University, and we visited some area like Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve , Korea National Â Maritime Museum (Busan), KOEM Marine Environment Research & Training Institute: Â Educational Experience Programs, KIOST South Sea Research Institute (Goeje), city exploration in namsan and Myeongdong, and the last day we met with ASEAN conselour in Korea, and we visited ASEAN KOREA CENTRE in seoul.