Back to Nature: Local Wisdom is an Solutions to Attain Sustainable Seaweed Aquaculture (Kappaphycus alvarezii) in West Ceram Regency

Ivonne R.G. Kaya, Johannes Hutabarat, Azis Nur Bambang


The form of local wisdom to maintaining fisheries resources in West Ceram Regency known as “sasi”. “Sasi” is the rule to keep commodities and harvested it at the perfect time. “Sasi” system is enforced from generation to generation without the written rules, but very obeyed by society. The entrance of the transmigrants from other provinces, resulting in loss of the form of local wisdom in West Ceram Regency. This study aims to apply and designing “sasi” system into seaweed cultivation to sustainable. Method used in this study is a survey method. Data were obtained from questionnaires, in-depth interviews and field observations. The result showed the priority solutions to attain sustainabilityof seaweed aquaculture is the implementation of the “sasi” into the activity process of seaweed cultivation, costumary institution for sale the dried seaweed to the intermediatery traders, and the formation of “kewang” as an overseer of seaweed cultivation.

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