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.
Fishing & Maritime Affairs
September 1, 2021
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Bec Strating – Recent media reports suggest that different perspectives on maritime boundaries are creating tensions between Australia and Indonesia.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Natali Pearson – Indonesia has had a moratorium on the commercial salvage of underwater cultural heritage since 2010.