Fisheries News

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 .....

Minister Susi to make inventory of islands in Indonesia

The Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti, said here on Saturday that she would make an inventory of the islands in Indonesia, including their ownership. "It is about ensuring some orderliness. The government needs to know the states assets, and how many islands it has now. That is our program," she noted. She was here to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Diponegoro University. Minister Susi pointed out that so far, there is no inventory of the islands. "We.....

Indonesia, Denmark and Norway Join Hands for Maritime Innovation

Indonesia will cooperate with Denmark and Norway to improve its fishing industry and make it more environmentally friendly. Speaking at the first Indonesian, Danish and Norwegian Maritime Innovation event, which kicked off in Central Jakarta on Monday (28/11), Danish Ambassador Casper Klynge said the two Scandinavian countries hope to assist Indonesia in becoming a global maritime power. "If we can play a small role in it, we will be very glad," Klynge said. "We are very proud to be here t.....

World Appreciates Indonesia's Commitment to Climate Change

The Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Ministry said that Indonesia has gained a global appreciation for its commitment to strengthen the maritime and fisheries sectors to achieve climate change agenda. "Indonesia is committed to apply an ecosystem-based approach in managing coastal, maritime and land resources, improve natural resources management, and protect terrestrial, coastal and sea ecosystems," an advisor to the Minister of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs and Special Envoy on Climate Cha.....

Fisheries: Fishermen Trouble Reflects Elite Differences

The decision of fishermen to go on strike reflects differences among state officials in charge of the fishery business. Such a case is a reflection of the real problems at the elite level that have eventually trickled down.People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice (Kiara) secretary general Abdul Halim in Jakarta on Wednesday (5/10/2016) said the strike of business players looks to showcase the sector's dependence on irresponsible fishing practices, such as the use of fishing trawlers and tran.....

Fish Industry Should Not be Concentrated in Java: Kadin

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) supports the Maritime and Fisheries Ministry`s plan to develop Fish Processing Units (UPIs) outside Java. The fish processing industry should not be concentrated in only one region. "Kadin strongly supports this because the eastern region has an abundance of fish raw materials but lacks a developed fish industry," Kadin Deputy Chairman for Eastern Indonesia Andi Rukman Karumpa said in a written statement. So far, many UPIs are being .....

Indonesian Government to Build Maritime Fisheries Business Center in Outer Islands

Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti plans to build integrated maritime and fisheries business centers in 15 locations in Indonesia’s outer islands. Minister Susi Pudjiastuti in her office, Jakarta, Friday, August 26, 2017 said that the development of those centers can be faster with the Instruction of the President.on the Acceleration the Development of the National Fisheries Industry signed on August 22, 2016. In the Instruction, Minister of Marine and F.....

Chamber of commerce lauds president`s fisheries instruction

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) has expressed appreciation for President Joko Widodos instruction regarding the Acceleration of the National Fisheries Industry Development, as the Fisheries sector is yet to be optimally explored. "The President thinks the fisheries sector can be explored further and we appreciate his directives," said the Chambers Deputy Chairman for Fisheries and Maritime, Yugi Prayanto in Jakarta, Thursday. Yugi made the statement following the release of the .....

Fisheries patrol

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti (third right) raises her fists as she moves from the Orca 1 vessel to warship KRI Karel Satsuit Tubun during a patrol with the Navy in the waters around the outer islands of Natuna, Riau Islands, on Wednesday. The security patrol was held to prevent illegal fishing in Indonesian waters.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)  Add a comment .....