Fisheries News

Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Initiative for Sustainability (IMFIS)

Indonesia as an archipelagic nation faces a major challenge in terms of sustainable fisheries management and effective marine conservation. Hence, the synergy among stakeholders in marine and fisheries sector is expected to contribute to the improvement of Indonesian government’s sustainable fisheries management policy strategy. Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Initiative for Sustainability (IMFIS), as an organization conducting initiatives on these two issues, has held a workshop involving .....

Dirjen Perikanan Tangkap KKP

The Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (MMAF) prioritizes fishers as their main target in fisheries development in Indonesia. The government is currently making efforts to implement a number of capture fisheries development policies, programs, and activities to eradicate poverty among fishers. Fishers are also expected to participate in continuing to promote sustainability of capture fisheries business and efforts to improve their welfare. This is said by the Director General of Capture Fisher.....

Fishery Ministry Has Nabbed 95 Illegal Fishing Boats So Far

The Marine and Fishery Ministry nabbed 95 illegal fishing boats in the first half of this year. Data from fishery monitoring task force as of July show that illegal fishing activities by long line boats from Taiwan, Japan and China took place in the Fishery Management Zone (WPP NRI) 717. "We will ask Interpol to follow up [on the cases]," Marine and Fishery Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said in Jakarta today. The 95 illegal fishing boats comprise of 23 Indonesian boats and 72 foreign-flagged .....

Saving the South China Sea fishery

The South China Sea fishery is being depleted at an unsustainable rate and in a destructive manner. The use of cyanide, dynamiting and reef destruction is not uncommon. An estimated 12 per cent of the global fish catch comes from the South China Sea. One study predicts a 50 per cent decline in key fish stocks (as measured by catch) by 2045. The individual sovereignty based approach in the claimant rich South China Sea is impeding management of this valuable resource. Increased scarcity and .....

Indonesia to Ask UN Support to Categorize Illegal Fishing as Transnational Crime

Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said on Saturday (06/05) that she will ask the United Nations to support efforts to categorize illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing as a transnational crime. "Distinguishing illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing as a transnational crime will make it easier for countries to coordinate in combating illegal fishing," Susi said during a seminar at the Muhammadiyah University in Yogyakarta. She said Peter Thomson, president of the UN.....

Ministry to provide insurance to all Indonesian fishermen

The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry will provide insurance to all Indonesian fishermen as mandated in the Indonesian Constitution. Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti stated in Kolaka District on Tuesday that the provision of insurance is a step taken to protect fishermen working to earn a living. "The fishermen can now register through an online system to become insurance recipients," she noted. The minister also explained that the fishermen keen on becoming i.....

Minister Susi : 50 Percent Fishermen Quit Their Job

Maritime and Fishery Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said that in 10 years from 2003 to 2013, around 50 percent fishermen were gone, from 1.6 fishermen to only 800 fishermen. "Such disapperance is due to the fact that the profession can no longer support livelihood. This is the case because thousands of foreign ships snatch our maritime resources and it causes significant depletion," Susi explained when she gave a speech in front of hundreds of graduates of Malang Muhammadiyah University (UMM), i.....

Maritime sector expected to contribute 25% to economy within 10 years

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has said the government hopes that the maritime sector can contribute up to 25 percent to the country’s economy within the next 10 years. Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said that currently, the maritime sector contributes 11 percent to the economy. “It is our ambition. It can be achieved if we work more efficiently. The problem is, there are inefficiencies in the sector at the moment,” Luhut said on the sidelines of the 2017 Wor.....

Indonesia`s fishery exports growing amid global slump

The global economy is still hit by slump. Big economies are still struggling to lift themselves from the protracted crisis, which began in the United States and Europe. The World Bank Bank has predicted a moderate growth of only 2.7 percent for the global economy in 2017 despite expected fiscal stimulus by the United States. Developing economies are predicted to grow 4.2 percent on the average , up from a growth rate of 3.4 percent in the previous year. The World Bank also expressed fears.....

In 2016, Government Arrests 163 Vessels Committing Illegal Fishing

Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry announced that in 2016, it arrested 163 vessels that committed illegal fishing in a number of seas in Indonesia . The Ministry also busted 3,783 fishing vessels . Sjarief Widjaja, an official at the Ministry on Friday said that the arrest of vessels committing illegal fishing has increased every year . The number of vessels arrested in 2016 increased from 108 vessels in 2015 and 38 vessels in 2014. Foreign vessels arrested are mostly from Vietnam (83 .....