Yogi Eka Sahputra, Batam, Indonesia – "There's no more fish," says Abdul Ganip, holding up a mostly empty flask containing a few prawns. "It's a quiet catch."
Fishing & Maritime Affairs
January 16, 2023
January 14, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia has deployed a warship to its North Natuna Sea to monitor a Chinese coast guard vessel that has been active in a resource-rich maritime area, the country's naval chi
January 13, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Archipelagic Indonesia should upgrade thousands of its old vessels, and also open up new shipping routes for export, according to the country's board of tr
December 30, 2022
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Much of the mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs in Indonesia lie outside protected areas, which could thwart efforts at effective marine conservation, a ne
December 27, 2022
Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia has set a goal to book $7.6 billion in the fishery and marine exports next year, the government announced on Monday.
December 24, 2022
Anisa Hafifah, Jakarta – Jakarta Search and Rescue Agency (SAR) head Fazzli reported that six passengers were successfully rescued after a boat, KM Nurul Hidayah, sank in the waters of
December 21, 2022
Wahyu Chandra, Kahu-Kahu, Indonesia – Fishers in this village on the northwestern tip of Selayar Island, in eastern Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, are a fortnight into a community
December 16, 2022
Wike D. Herlinda, Jakarta – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a US$93 million loan to advance shrimp farming for smallholders in seven provinces in Indonesia.
December 15, 2022
Chris Barrett, Karuni Rompies and Amilia Rosa, Singapore/Jakarta – The Indonesian government has cancelled a company's licence to develop an untouched coral atoll that was to be the sub
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government has halted a deal to lease out development rights for more than 100 islands in eastern Indonesia following a backlash over their listing in the cat
December 13, 2022
Pizaro Gozali Idrus (Benar News) – Rights activists in Indonesia have welcomed Washington's sanctions of Chinese companies accused of illicit fishing and labor abuses, which according t
A planned auction to award exclusive license rights for more than 100 protected islands in eastern Indonesia was postponed until the end of January following protests from environmental
December 12, 2022
Resty Woro Yuniar – Environmentalists are outraged over an Indonesian firm's decision to auction off the rights to develop a group of pristine, uninhabited islands, amid concerns that p
December 11, 2022
Kelsey Ables and Winda Charmila – Sotheby's auction of the exclusive licensed rights to the Widi Reserve, more than 100 environmentally protected islands that cover 25,000 acres in Indo
December 8, 2022
Lorcan Lovett – Indonesia's plan to auction the development rights to an entire archipelago of more than 100 tropical islands has descended into chaos, with a fisheries ministry officia
December 3, 2022
Chris Barrett and Amilia Rosa – It has been teased as the chance of a lifetime.
November 14, 2022
Heru Andriyanto, Bali – US President Joe Biden on Monday approved an initiative to support the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency, or Bakamla, in the maritime surveillance drone progra
November 3, 2022
Jakarta – Authorities in East Nusa Tenggara have halted the search for 17 missing passengers from a boat that caught fire while at sea last week, believing the probability of their surv
October 25, 2022
Beritasatu, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara – At least 14 people were killed after fire broke out and burned a ferry in the Timor Sea, East Nusa Tenggara, officials said on Tuesday.
October 24, 2022
Karanggeneng, Indonesia – Susanto looked at his catch after four hours of fishing – only four mullet – and shook his head in dismay.
October 1, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Navy hasn't requested or received money to release detained vessels or ship captains, a senior naval officer said, responding to a Reuters report quoting
September 28, 2022
Joe Brock, Manila – Plagued by mosquitoes at night and marauding monkeys by day, ship captain Glenn Madoginog was held for months at an Indonesian naval base before ending up in a cramp
September 27, 2022
A Church group in Taiwan has called on the government to allow the repatriation of eight Indonesian sailors who have been stuck on a broken-down cargo ship for seven months.
September 23, 2022
Wahyu Chandra, Makassar, Indonesia – Indonesia is drafting a harvest strategy for snapper-grouper fisheries as part of a fisheries management plan for WPPNRI 713, the fisheries manageme
September 21, 2022
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is drafting an updated five-year national strategy to protect an endemic reef fish species that's popular in the global aquarium trade
August 28, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – If you look at the mangroves in Papua New Guinea from Vanimo in north-westernmost PNG to the provinces of East Sepik and Madang, you can see that their mangroves are th
August 26, 2022
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia plans to expand protection of its seas to cover an area nearly the size of Germany by 2030 – and then tripling it by 2045.
August 7, 2022
Agustinus Wijayanto, Warief Djajanto Basorie – Ultra-strong fibers, multi-legged robots, pain relievers – all are human innovations inspired by spiders.
July 23, 2022
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Batam's district court has sentenced an Indonesian captain of a Singapore-owned vessel to seven years in jail for transporting containers of hazardous a
July 21, 2022
Jakarta – At least nine bodies have been found after a ferry sank off the coast of Ternate island due to bad weather, a search and rescue official said Thursday.
July 20, 2022
Basten Gokkon, Yogi Eka Sahputra, Natuna/Jakarta, Indonesia – A year after it was introduced as a replacement for a type of fishing net long seen as unsustainable, the square-mesh seine
July 19, 2022
Jakarta – Scores of people were rescued after a ferry sank due to bad weather off the coast of Ternate island but 13 others remain missing, a search and rescue official said Tuesday.
June 14, 2022
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia has issued a much-anticipated decree to boost the protection of Indonesian deckhands working aboard foreign commercial and fishing vessels.
June 9, 2022
Singapore (Reuters) – Indonesian naval officers have asked for US$375,000 (S$516,000) to release a fuel tanker they detained last week for anchoring illegally in Indonesian waters off S
June 7, 2022
Yanti Lewerissa, Ambon – Across Indonesia's 16,056 islands and expansive coastline lies a rich reserve of marine resources, and a magnet for illegal fishing.
May 30, 2022
Makassar – Ten more survivors of an Indonesian boat that sank three days earlier were rescued Monday by local fishermen, leaving 11 people still missing, an official said.
May 28, 2022
Jakarta – Twenty-six people are missing after a ferry ran out of fuel and sank in bad weather off the coast of Indonesia, officials have said.
May 19, 2022
Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara – Rescuers were battling to free a ferry with more than 800 passengers Wednesday after it ran aground in shallow waters off the coast of the country's southe
May 5, 2022
Neo Chai Chin, Natuna, Indonesia – The risks are "very high" whenever Natuna fisherman Indra goes to sea.
May 4, 2022
Aimee Gabay – "When I was a kid, it was easy to find and catch fish and to see hatchlings of turtles walking around the beach on my way to school," says Matla'ah, a resident of Gili Ind
March 22, 2022
Cait Kelly, and Gemma Holliani Cahya in Jakarta – Six people are dead and another three are believed to have drowned after an Indonesian fishing boat capsized off the north-west coast o
March 9, 2022
Yogi Eka Sahputra, Natuna, Indonesia – A fishing vessel seized by authorities in Indonesia for a zoning violation was doing more than just fishing out of bounds, local fishers allege: i
January 17, 2022
M Razi Rahman, Sri Haryati, Jakarta – The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has pledged to impose legal sanction against those using "cantrang" fishing gear in the Indonesian waters
January 7, 2022
Luh De Suriyani, M Ambari, Denpasar/Jakarta – The Indonesian government plans to have a network of dozens of villages with aquaculture farms by the end of the year, in a bid to spur the
December 23, 2021
Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has called on the government to protect local fishing companies ahead of a ministerial plan to a
December 14, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia and the US agreed on Tuesday to extend maritime cooperation during a visit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
December 10, 2021
Yogi Eka Sahputra, Batam, Indonesia – Indonesian officials in Sumatra's Riau Islands province have reported a 280% increase in seizures of mangrove wood from would-be smugglers this yea
December 8, 2021
Evan A. Laksmana – China has subjected Indonesia to maritime grey zone tactics in the South China Sea, much like how Beijing treats disputant states in the South China Sea.
November 26, 2021
Resty Woro Yuniar – Indonesia is to boost development in the resource-rich Natuna Islands in a bid to underline its sovereignty following visits by Chinese vessels to nearby waters.