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Fishing & Maritime Affairs

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November 21, 2023

Mongabay - November 21, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia has launched a climate mitigation plan focusing on the country's seagrass meadows, an overlooked ecosystem that ranks among the most efficient carbon

November 11, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 11, 2023

Manokwari, Jubi – Hundreds of local fishermen protested at the West Papua Marine and Fisheries Office on Thursday (9/11/2023).

October 31, 2023

Mongabay - October 31, 2023

Asad Asnawi, West Sumbawa, Indonesia – More than a decade ago, Amiruddin would climb aboard a small fishing boat under the cover of night armed with around 10 bombs.

Mongabay - October 31, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The wild populations that sustain a significant Indonesian fishery are more depleted than the government had estimated, as highlighted by a recent scientific st

October 20, 2023

Mongabay - October 20, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian fisheries ministry is considering once again allowing exports of lobster larvae, a controversial policy that landed the former minister in jail f

October 3, 2023

Mongabay - October 3, 2023

Jaka Hendra Baittri, South Pagai, Indonesia – A white coastal beacon stood in place against the surf as gales hurtled across the Indian Ocean here off South Pagai, one of the Mentawai I

September 21, 2023

Jakarta Globe - September 21, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia has just inked a global pact in which it pledges to protect marine biodiversity in the international high seas, which makes up almost two-thirds

September 13, 2023

Mongabay - September 13, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – In early September, a whale shark washed up on a beach in the Indonesian province of West Java.

September 7, 2023

August 28, 2023

August 23, 2023

Mongabay - August 23, 2023

Yogi Eka Sahputra, Batam, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities have called on their counterparts in neighboring Singapore to crack down the illegal lobster larvae trade, given that the ci

August 21, 2023

Agence-France Presse - August 21, 2023

Jakarta – Rescuers have ended their search for a missing crew member one week after a boat with seven on board hit bad weather off Sumatra island, officials said Monday.

August 16, 2023

Mongabay - August 16, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – A quota-based fisheries management system that the Indonesian government introduced earlier this year has already run up against opposition for undermining the

August 13, 2023

Jakarta Globe - August 13, 2023

Chandra Kurnia, Cirebon.

August 8, 2023

August 2, 2023

Mongabay - August 2, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Uncontrolled burning of plastic waste on Indonesian beaches has given rise to plastic-rock hybrids that deposit in and may pollute coastal ecosystems and fisher

July 24, 2023

Agence-France Presse - July 24, 2023

Jakarta – At least 15 people were killed on Monday after a wooden boat sank off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi, search and rescue officials said, adding that all missing passengers had

July 22, 2023

Tempo - July 22, 2023

Amy Heppy, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is campaigning for the support of International Maritime Organization (IMO) state members to be re-elected as members of IMO Council Categ

July 13, 2023

Tempo - July 13, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Maritime Affairs Agency assessed that the piles of garbage covering Muara Angke Mangrove Forest in Penjaringan, North Jakarta originated from neighboring r

July 11, 2023

Reuters - July 11, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia's coast guard said on Tuesday it seized an Iranian-flagged supertanker suspected of involvement in the illegal transshipment of crude oil, and vowed to toughen marit

The Conversation - July 11, 2023

Lucentezza Napitupulu and Smita Tanaya, Jakarta – The world depends on the ocean to meet increasing demands for food, income, energy and minerals and transportation.

July 9, 2023

Mongabay - July 9, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Sarjan Lahay, Gorontalo, Indonesia – Marine and fisheries activists in Indonesia are ramping up their calls for the revocation of a new government regulation allowing the

July 6, 2023

Tempo - July 6, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Director General of Foreign Trade at the Trade Ministry, Budi Santoso, emphasized that the export of sea sand is still prohibited albeit Government Regulat

July 5, 2023

Jakarta Globe - July 5, 2023

Celvin Sipahutar, Jakarta – Indonesia is planning to establish a coast guard to bolster maritime border security and effectively combat smuggling and other illicit activities, Chief Sec

June 28, 2023

Tempo - June 28, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's marine economy has a lot of room to grow and the country could become a high-income country in the next few years, stated Coordinating Minister for Maritim

Tempo - June 28, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan claimed that the country managed to reduce plastic waste that flows into t

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2023

Fadli, Batam – The Maritime and Security Agency (Bakamla) launched on Monday the fourth domestically built high-speed patrol vessel, claiming it to be the fastest patrol boat in the cou

June 26, 2023

Tempo - June 26, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – A spokesperson for the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister, Wahyu Muryadi, responded to criticism related to sea sand exports.

June 20, 2023

Tempo - June 20, 2023

Antara, Denpasar, Bali – A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was found dead on Air Kuning Beach in Jembrana, Bali, due to being entangled in trawler nets, according to Bali's Denpasar Coast

June 14, 2023

Jakarta Post - June 14, 2023

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The Joko "Jokowi" Widodo administration has decided to lift the government's ban on exports of sea sand, which had stood for 20 years, amid the threat of

Tempo - June 14, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has spoken up about the allegation that the sea sand export policy is aimed at paving way for Singapore's investment in the

June 13, 2023

Tempo - June 13, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar has spoken up about the policy on sea sand dredging and export regulated in Government Regu

Mongabay - June 13, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Legian, Indonesia – Indonesia is developing tuna farming in an effort to boost its aquaculture sector and lift some pressure from the world's largest marine tuna fisherie

June 7, 2023

Jakarta Post - June 7, 2023

Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – When reading Government Regulation No.

June 6, 2023

Reuters - June 6, 2023

Jakarta – For nearly two decades, marine scientist Syafyudin Yusuf has worked with former poachers to rehabilitate coral reefs destroyed by their use of dynamite for fishing.

Mongabay - June 6, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Environmental activists and marine experts have criticized the Indonesian government's decision to lift a 20-year-old ban on exporting sea sand, saying the poli

June 5, 2023

Tempo - June 5, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The environmental watchdog the People's Coalition for Fishery Justice (KIARA) aimed criticism at the government's latest decision to lift the 20-year-old b

June 1, 2023

CNN Indonesia - June 1, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) coastal and marine campaign manager Parid Ridwanuddin says they oppose the government's decision to revive sea sand dredging and i

Mongabay - June 1, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is considering applying an international treaty to fight illegal fishing at more ports across the country, to gain better oversight of

May 25, 2023

Tempo - May 25, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry is pursuing tuna seed cultivation to improve national economic added value and boost fishermen's welfare.

May 19, 2023

Mongabay - May 19, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia has put nearly a tenth of its national waters, the sixth-largest maritime jurisdiction of any country, under some form of protection.

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2023

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – Indonesia's vast maritime territory should play a greater role in spurring the country's economy, says a government agency tasked with drawing up long-term pl

April 20, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 20, 2023
Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – Despite the December finalization of the Indonesia-Vietnam Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) observers have said that poaching by Vietnamese fishing boats is still ri

April 10, 2023

Tempo - April 10, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has captured six fishing vessels – flying the Philippines and Vietnam flags – that have allegedly committed illegal fishing

Tempo - April 10, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – The government is targeting an annual production of shrimp of up to 2 million tons starting in 2024.

March 27, 2023

Reuters - March 27, 2023

Jakarta – Two crew members have died and one is missing after a fire broke out on an oil tanker carrying fuel to terminals on the islands of Bali and Lombok, the state energy company Pe

March 22, 2023

Jakarta Globe - March 22, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia has plans to expand its downstream industry policy, in which it focuses on processing its raw materials for higher added value, into the marine s

March 21, 2023

The Interpreter - March 21, 2023

Dita Liliansa – Indonesia, a nation that controls vital maritime chokepoints, finds itself at the epicentre of an unfolding geopolitical drama.

March 10, 2023

Mongabay - March 10, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has rolled out a new fisheries management policy that, among other things, caps the catch quota for industrial fishers, but also allow