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
Fishing & Maritime Affairs
November 21, 2023
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chandra Kurnia, Cirebon.
August 8, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – When reading Government Regulation No.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – The government is targeting an annual production of shrimp of up to 2 million tons starting in 2024.
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
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
Dita Liliansa – Indonesia, a nation that controls vital maritime chokepoints, finds itself at the epicentre of an unfolding geopolitical drama.
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