The ocean is an essential and integral part of life in Indonesia, as it is in Norway. Both countries rely on the vast blue sea for fishing, shipping and tourism. Healthy oceans give us food and livelihoods, and they play a crucial role in regulating the climate on our planet.
In Indonesia, Norway supports sustainable fisheries management and development of sustainable aquaculture. Norway and Indonesia cooperate in the fight against fisheries crime, and in combatting marine debris. Norway has pledged NOK 5 million (USD 650 000) to combat marine debris in Indonesia, especially plastics and micro-plastics that threaten marine life, including the fish we eat.
In the global effort to raise awareness of the oceans worldwide, the European Union (EU) would like to know how young Indonesians feel about the ocean.
This short story competition lets you write a short story of max. 1000 words in any of the 24 EU languages (Norwegian not included). Write imaginative short stories that inspire, and you can win one of the 10 prizes.
For more information, and to participate, go to www.ouroceanstory.id
Deadline is Friday, 10 November 2017.