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January 16, 2023

Mongabay - January 16, 2023

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."

January 14, 2023

Reuters - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Mongabay - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Tempo - 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

Mongabay - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Sydney Morning Herald - 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

Jakarta Post - December 15, 2022

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

Eurasia Review - 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

UCA News - December 13, 2022

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

AsiaOne - 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

Washington Post - 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

The Guardian - 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

Sydney Morning Herald - December 3, 2022

Chris Barrett and Amilia Rosa – It has been teased as the chance of a lifetime.

November 14, 2022

Jakarta Globe - 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

Reuters - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Reuters - 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

Reuters - 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

Reuters - 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

UCA News - 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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - 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

Tabloid Jubi - 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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - 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

Straits Times - 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

Agence France-Presse - 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

Mongabay - 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

Agence France-Presse - 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

Mongabay - 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

Straits Times - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Associated Press - 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

Agence France-Presse - 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

Agence France-Presse - 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

Channel News Asia - May 5, 2022

Neo Chai Chin, Natuna, Indonesia – The risks are "very high" whenever Natuna fisherman Indra goes to sea.

May 4, 2022

Mongabay - 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

The Guardian - 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

Mongabay - 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

Antara News - 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

Mongabay - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Mongabay - 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

Fulcrum - 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

AsiaOne - 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.