Parallel Approach

Implementing a Lead Firm approach – Lessons Learned – Indonesia Blue Swimming Crab

Wilderness Markets has recently completed a “lessons learned” document regarding our experiences working with a lead firm in Indonesia to develop and implement sustainable fisheries practices for the Blue Swimming Crab fishery in Lampung Province.

Lead firm and harvester

Lead firm and harvester meeting

The presentation provides an overview of our theory of change, our focus and goals and the key lessons learned during the course of this work. Building on the “parallel” approach to fisheries reform, it specifically integrates harvesters, communities, local leadership and industry representatives in developing and implementing sustainable fisheries practices.

The English version of this report is available for download, as is the Bahasa Indonesia version.


We are grateful to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for their support of this work.