Transversal policy between the protection of marine fishery resources and fisheries subsidies to address overfishing in Indonesia

Intan Innayatun Soeparna, Ankiq Taofiqurohman

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Abstract

If the Indonesian Government continues to provide harmful subsidies to its fishing industry, then the occurrence of overfishing, which leads to the overfished and destruction of marine ecosystems, is an inevitable consequence. Thus, eliminating fishery subsidies that exert detrimental effects on aquatic life is imperative for the government. Unfortunately, Indonesia frequently implements social protection in the form of a subsidy policy to support fishing activities, particularly those undertaken by small-scale fisheries. Upholding and preserving the sustainability of marine fishery resources is incumbent upon the government by implementing marine protection policies. Therefore, the policy to protect marine fishery resources and fishery subsidies needs to be convergent. The study aims to analyse how Indonesia formulates a transversal policy and a coherence strategy between the protection of marine fishery resources and subsidies to support fisheries. The methodology involves a descriptive and analytical legal examination that identifies two policies and elaborates efforts to protect marine fishery resources and support fishermen in achieving better lives. The objective is to determine the interdependent functions of the protection of marine fishery resources and subsidy policies to address overfishing in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106112
JournalMarine Policy
Volume163
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2024

Keywords

  • Fisheries subsidy
  • Marine fishery resource protection
  • Overfishing

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