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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.

September 1, 2021

Mongabay - September 1, 2021

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia is scaling up its fight against fisheries-related crimes, going beyond boat crews to target the ultimate beneficiaries of these illegal practices.

August 26, 2021

Mongabay - August 26, 2021

Cassie Freund – Fishing is integral to millions of Indonesians' livelihoods and identities, with an estimated 2.5 million households involved in small-scale (non-industrial) fishing and

August 12, 2021

Tempo - August 12, 2021

Anwar Siswadi (Contributor), Jakarta – Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) maritime expert, Hamzah Latief, said in an online seminar held on August 10, 2021, that 30 percent of Indone

July 28, 2021

Mongabay - July 28, 2021

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia has once again enforced a full ban on the use of a group of seine and trawl nets that threaten the sustainability of the country's fish stocks.

June 30, 2021

Agence France-Presse - June 30, 2021

Jakarta – Rescuers were searching for 11 people still missing after a passenger ferry sank off the coast of Bali in rough seas, killing at least seven, authorities said Wednesday.

East Asia Forum - June 30, 2021

Sigit S Nugroho and Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki – On 24 April 2021, Indonesian authorities declared that the Nanggala-402, a Navy submarine that went missing while conducting a naval exerci

June 18, 2021

Tempo - June 18, 2021

Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has officially banned the export of lobster hatchlings through the issuance of Ministerial Regulation (Permen) No

June 8, 2021

Liputan 6 - June 8, 2021

Jakarta – Activists from Fukushima Anti-Nuclear Indonesia (IANFU) held a protest action commemorating International Ocean Day on Tuesday June 8 demanding that the Japanese government no

June 4, 2021

Reuters - June 4, 2021

Using a snorkel and protective gloves, Pariama Hutasoit dives down into the clear waters off the Indonesian island of Bali to pull away plastic from a "reef star" installed by her conse

June 2, 2021

The Interpreter - June 2, 2021

Bec Strating – Recent media reports suggest that different perspectives on maritime boundaries are creating tensions between Australia and Indonesia.

Reuters - June 2, 2021

Indonesia's navy has officially ended its efforts to salvage the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine, which sank in April in waters off Bali island, leading to the deaths of all 53 on board, a n

May 30, 2021

Agence France-Presse - May 30, 2021

Ternate, North Maluku – Search teams are looking for one missing person after rescuing all other passengers from a large ferry that caught fire in North Maluku, an official said Sunday.

Nikkei Asia - May 30, 2021

Koya Jibiki, Jakarta – Indonesia aims to expand its submarine fleet by as much a triple its current line up to 12 vessels, multiple defense sources here say, just a month after one of i

May 21, 2021

Al Jazeera - May 21, 2021

Aisyah Llewellyn and Reno Surya, Surabaya, Indonesia – As Indonesian authorities announced this week that a salvage operation involving Chinese underwater rescue vessels had managed to

May 18, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - May 18, 2021

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Two life rafts from a lost Indonesian submarine have been retrieved from the floor of the ocean near Bali but the China-led recovery operat

May 16, 2021

Agence France Presse - May 16, 2021

Sydney, Australia – The crew of an Indonesian fishing trawler that was "clinging to their vessel" in bad weather has been rescued off Australia's west coast, a top Canberra official sai

May 3, 2021

AsiaOne - May 3, 2021

Amy Chew – Indonesian lawmakers are calling for the sister ship to KRI Nanggala 402 – which sank recently with the loss of all 53 crew – to be grounded until it is proven seaworthy.

April 26, 2021

Reuters - April 26, 2021

Denpasar – A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, deep in the Bali Sea, army and navy officials have said, as the president sent condolences to

April 25, 2021

Reuters - April 25, 2021

Nilufar Rizki, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday the country's missing submarine had been found sunken in the Bali Sea and that he had sent his condolences to th

April 24, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - April 24, 2021

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – It's the terrible outcome that was feared inevitable when a submarine vanished off the coast of Bali three days ago.

April 23, 2021

The Guardian - April 23, 2021

Indonesia's president has ordered an all-out effort to find a missing submarine in a race against time to save the 53 crew, whose oxygen supply was only expected to last another 24 hour

April 22, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - April 22, 2021

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Indonesia was on Thursday night holding out hope of finding the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine that disappeared off the coast of Bali after the

April 13, 2021

Jakarta Post - April 13, 2021

Fadli, Batam, Riau Islands – The Riau Islands administration, which governs a string of islands adjacent to the South China Sea, has started charging vessels parking fees in six anchora

April 4, 2021

Agence France-Presse - April 4, 2021

Jakarta – Rescuers were searching for 17 missing fishermen after two boats collided in waters off Indramayu, in West Java province, officials said Sunday.

March 12, 2021

New Mandala - March 12, 2021

Natali Pearson – Indonesia has had a moratorium on the commercial salvage of underwater cultural heritage since 2010.

March 4, 2021

Tempo - March 4, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) and the Attorney General's Office (AGO) will commence the sinking of 10 illegal fishing boats that were caught operat

January 5, 2021

Jakarta Globe - January 5, 2021

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesian Navy is still trying to determine which country had launched the underwater drone or sea glider found in Selayar Island, South Sulawesi.

December 17, 2020

Mongabay - December 17, 2020

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government will reopen some of its waters to fishing with seine and trawl nets, drawing criticism over the destruction wrought by this practice.

December 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 9, 2020

Fadli, Batam – The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry's Hiu Macan Tutul 02 patrol boat captured Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel KF 5152 caught illegally fishing in the Indonesian

November 26, 2020

Tempo - November 26, 2020

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) on Wednesday asked President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to appoint a new Maritime and Fisheries Minister w

November 21, 2020

Channel News Asia - November 21, 2020

Azka Namirah, Jakarta – "It is so hard to earn a living as a fisherman today. Years ago, my wife and children never had to ask me to make more money because it was enough.

November 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 13, 2020

Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Insufficient cold storage infrastructure and lengthy shipping routes have posed challenges for fishery product distribution in Indonesia, impeding the industry

November 6, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – One person died while another one went missing after two fishing boats collided in the waters of Pangkalan Brandan in Langkat regency, North Sumatra.