Trends in Marine Resources and Fisheries Management in Indonesia: A Review
Climate crisis and unsustainable activities in Indonesia’s marine and fisheries sector have led the ocean into troubled waters. The country must strengthen their commitments to ensure ocean resources are managed sustainably and equitably. This report aggregates the best available data and provide in-depth analysis on marine and fisheries issues to encourage evidence-based approach in decision-making processes.
This report describes trends and issues affecting the status and management of wild-capture fisheries, aquaculture, and marine and coastal resources in Indonesia. It presents recent data and information, analyzes gaps, and identifies challenges. It is meant to inform the government, the business sector, and civil society on efforts to encourage the long-term sustainable management of fisheries. The authors also analyze the links between wild-capture fisheries, aquaculture, and marine and coastal protection. The majority of this report as prepared in November 2021, with information added through early 2022. It is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
The quality and quantity of data on fisheries in Indonesia are limited and fragmented (Anticamara et al. 2011; Carruthers et al. 2014; Chrysafi and Kuparinen 2016). The data in this report was sourced from literature, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews. Data was also sourced from the Government of Indonesia’s publicly available databases, including fisheries statistics from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan/KKP). Geospatial data was sourced from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan/KLHK), and other statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and from international open-source trade data platforms (such as Trendmap). The literature review covers peer-reviewed journals, gray literature (information produced by government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector), and newspaper articles. Focus group discussions and interviews were conducted with stakeholders involved in fisheries policy and management and included policymakers and representatives from businesses, trade organizations, civil society organizations, and academia.
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Trends of Indonesia’s marine resources and fisheries management convey opportunities and threats to the health of the ocean and the economic vitality, which may largely influence Indonesia’s fisheries sector and welfare of the communities.Part of Ocean