Indah Rufiati

Fisheries Lead

Pesisir Lestari, in collaboration with Blue Ventures

Growing up in the world’s largest archipelagic country, Indah has always been obsessed with the sea that unites Indonesia. Following degrees in fisheries and environmental sciences, Indah has dedicated her career to working with small-scale fishing communities across Indonesia, from Sumatra to Papua. As Fisheries Lead with Yayasan Pesisir Lestari, working in collaboration with Blue Ventures, she works alongside communities providing technical assistance in fisheries monitoring and management. Indah is also an artist, and her love of the marine environment inspires her paintings. 

Indah’s work currently focuses on supporting small-scale fishing communities to secure their marine tenure rights, as a foundation for locally led management and conservation, at more than 60 sites across Indonesia. This work includes revitalizing traditional fisheries management practices, and working with the government to safeguard these customary institutions.