Efforts in Handling Plastic Waste in Maluku and Papua

Plastic waste discarded to the oceans are not only damaging the environment, but also harmful to human life. A research conducted by Manullang (2021) reported that there were 2.359 waste floating in Ambon Bay, Maluku Province, with plastic as the most common type of waste. Furthermore, the research concludes that Ambon Bay has been exposed […]

Measured Fishing Policy Overlooking Ecosystem and Fishers Welfare

The government’s plan to issue a measured fishing policy brings about query and hesitation related to the commitment for improvement of catch fisheries governance. The new policy arrangement which is based on the state revenue consideration might destroy fisheries ecosystem and overlook the fishers welfare.  “The fishers will be more marginalized when the policy draft […]

KORAL: Procurement of 2000 Boats in Biak Numfor and Tual Improper

Government plans to accelerate export from maritime and fisheries sector. On a press release from the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment on July 13, 2021, Minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan urged export from the Fisheries Management Area of the Republic of Indonesia (WPPNRI or WPP) 717 and 718 located in Biak Numfor Regency, Papua Province […]