Laut Indonesia summoned young people and all Indonesian people to join together in the Nusantara Laut Pandu Community which was officially announced by the national marine figure as well as the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, in the Car Free Day event in Jakarta today. Pandu Laut is a joint movement that will involve all levels of society to join hands in managing the sea and everything in it wisely, maintaining its sustainability so that it can still serve life because the sea is the future of the Indonesian people.
Minister Susi in launching the Nusantara Sea Scout stated that the Sea is the pride of the Indonesian people. It all started with a commitment in the Juanda Declaration, but unfortunately many Indonesian sea threats must be faced.
After the problem of illegal capture fisheries that has been overcome by law enforcement, the fisheries and marine sector must continue to be improved. Waste, especially plastic, has also become a serious problem not only on land but also at sea and the coast. Meanwhile, almost 35% of Indonesia’s coral reefs are damaged and most others are under threat. The sea conditions are getting worse plus the effect of global warming which increases sea water temperatures and surface rises.
“The Indonesian sea must be free from fish destroyers and thieves, not just stop at illegal fishing vessels. We must be able to manage our future treasure for our children and grandchildren and the future of the Indonesian people. Pandu Laut Nusantara is my personal initiative to call on the children of the nation to join hands standing facing the sea and unite to love, care for and care for the archipelago sea, “said Susi Pudjiastuti, as the originator as well as the main protector and director of the Nusantara Pandu Laut.
For this reason, continued Susi, there must be a movement that unites all marine stakeholders, organizations that love the sea. The reason is that the sea is the future of the nation. “Then we all have to guard the sea, for the future of our children and grandchildren. Later on August 18, we will stand together in the sea of the Masig area at 4 pm to carry out clean sea action together, “explained Susi.
Pandu Laut Nusantara is an open and independent community initiated privately in Pangandaran by Mrs. Susi Pudjiastuti with Bramantyo Satyamurti Poerwadi, Akhadi Wira Satriaji (Kaka), Mohammad Ridwan Hafiedz (Ridho), Aprika Rani Hernanda, Ony Serodja Hafiedz and Bustar Maitar. Joining together as members of the Nusantara Sea Scout inaugurated today are Marcel Siahaan, Prita Laura and a number of other figures who care about the future of the Indonesian seas. The inauguration of the Sea Scout Community was marked by the installation of Scraft by Mrs. Susi Pudjiastuti to these names and the blowing of a sea scout trumpet by Kaka Slank as a sign of the inauguration of the Nusantara Sea Scout Community.
Along with the launching of a joint movement in the Nusantara Pandu Laut Community, the EcoNusa Foundation also launched the Sea Harmony Campaign as a public advocacy effort to save the environment, especially the sea, coast and small islands.
In line with the goals of the Nusantara Sea Scout Community, Chairman of the EcoNusa Bustar Maitar Foundation emphasized that an effective community movement must be built together and cannot depend on just one party. Therefore, EcoNusa with the Harmony of the Sea Campaign supports the Pandu Laut Nusantara as a follow-up of the general public’s concern for the sea.
He said if the sea was still blue when viewed from the surface, it would be settled, what had happened for decades in the sea. “Today’s sea issue is due to yesterday’s behavior. And if today we don’t change how we treat the sea, the problem of plastic waste and damage to coral reefs will continue forever. The sea harmony movement wants to encourage all of us to make peace with nature, especially the sea and be able to overcome and protect the future of the Indonesian nation, “said Bustar.
The Harmony of the Sea campaign together with the Nusantara Pandu Laut Community will then hold activities that will involve the community for how to be able to do real as a form of love and care for the sea. Furthermore, this campaign will also support the holding of the 2nd Our Ocean Conference which will be held in Bali on 28-30 October 2018. Indonesia has been chosen as the host of this international agenda so that the wider community needs to jointly support this event for a more seas healthier and better future for the nation.