"For the group of fishermen here, change started in the year 2000 when a local NGO educated us about using nets. From only two fishermen, the project evolved after we saw great results; many others followed suit switching from cyanide to nets. Fish caught with nets, compared to those poisoned by cyanide, obviously have better colors. Those collected by the use of cyanide lost their colors in one day. We do not have the same problem anymore- fishing is much better now.
My hope is for my children and grandchildren to always be able to depend on the healthy reef for their livelihood." –Nengah Arsana
"Before the use of nets we worried about the police. But now, my son who skin-dives for fish can earn 30,000 to 50,000 rupiah a day while his father, who uses a compressor, can earn much more." - Luh Nariasih (Nengah's wife)