Daily Archives: August 16, 2021

Indonesian Fishing Vessel

The Bitung Fishers submitted complaints to Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW) on behalf of 13 Indonesian fishing vessel crew members who had been detained in Somalia for eight months. Worse, one crew member died, and another crew member has gone missing. The crews had previously worked on other Chinese-flagged fishing vessels that were associated with the Liao Dong Yu corporate entity, with a one-year contract from December 2019 to December 2020. However, the hiring agent in Indonesia and the fishing business where the crew members worked in China failed to offer assurance regarding the status of the expired contract, resulting in the stranding of the 13 crew members of the fishing vessels in Somalia. The abdication of Indonesian fishing vessel crews in Somalia has been disclosed to the Indonesian government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Manpower, and the Ministry of Transportation since June 29, 2021, as according…

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Implementasi RPOA IUU

Implementasi Regional Plan of Action to Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (RPOA IUUF) sejauh ini belum berhasil memerangi dan menurunkan praktik IUUF di perairan yang menjadi fokus kerjasama. Padahal komitmen 11 negara yang telah dibangun sejak tahun 2007 diharapkan menjadi role model internasional tentang bagaimana negara-negara kawasan yang terhubung dan memiliki perairan strategis dapat menjaga lautnya dari kejahatan transnasional yang makin meningkat. Ketidak efektifan tersebut dapat dilihaat dari masih maraknya praktik IIUF yang dilakukan oleh kapal bendera negara yang terlibat dalam RPOA tersebut. Peneliti Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW) Indonesia, Nilmawati mengungkapkan bahwa sejauh ini terdapat sejumlah keterbatasan dalam implementasi RPOA IUUF. “Komitmen negara anggota tidak sama dan berbeda yang bisa dilihat dari kegiatan MCS yang rutin dan merata dilakukan pada 3 sub regional yaitu sub regional Teluk Thailand, Arafura dan Laut Timor, dan Southern and Eastern area termasuk Laut China Selatan dan Laut Sulawesi” kata Nilmawati. Padahal kegiatan IUUF…

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