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
Fishing & Maritime Affairs
November 14, 2022
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
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
Karanggeneng, Indonesia – Susanto looked at his catch after four hours of fishing – only four mullet – and shook his head in dismay.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Agustinus Wijayanto, Warief Djajanto Basorie – Ultra-strong fibers, multi-legged robots, pain relievers – all are human innovations inspired by spiders.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Neo Chai Chin, Natuna, Indonesia – The risks are "very high" whenever Natuna fisherman Indra goes to sea.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Bec Strating – Recent media reports suggest that different perspectives on maritime boundaries are creating tensions between Australia and Indonesia.
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
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.
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.