Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, ICESSD 2019, 22-23 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Sustainable fisheries subsidies for small scale fisheries in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.22-10-2019.2291463,
        author={Andre  Notohamijoyo and Adhi Setya Wiyata and Mustaidz  Billah},
        title={Sustainable fisheries subsidies for small scale fisheries in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, ICESSD 2019, 22-23 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICESSD},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={fisheries subsidies sustainable fisheries management wto fisheries resources},
        doi={10.4108/eai.22-10-2019.2291463}
    }
    
  • Andre Notohamijoyo
    Adhi Setya Wiyata
    Mustaidz Billah
    Year: 2020
    Sustainable fisheries subsidies for small scale fisheries in Indonesia
    ICESSD
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.22-10-2019.2291463
Andre Notohamijoyo1,*, Adhi Setya Wiyata2, Mustaidz Billah2
  • 1: School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia. Gedung Sekolah Ilmu Lingkungan, Jl. Salemba Raya No. 4 Jakarta 10430
  • 2: Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur No, 16 Jakarta 10110
*Contact email: andre.hamijoyo@gmail.com

Abstract

As a country with enormous fisheries resources, Indonesia face threats to sustainability of the resources which are suspected because of the implementation of fisheries subsidies that did not consider the resources. On the other side, government provide subsidies to alleviate poverty and improve fishermen’s welfare. A number of countries, especially developed countries encourage the elimination of fisheries subsidies through WTO and other countries, especially developing countries opposed the proposal of the developed countries. Nevertheless, it is necessary to make a balance between community development and environmental protection in case of fisheries subsidies. This study reviews the implementation of fisheries subsidies in Indonesia. The research is based on a literacy study along with data and information on fishery subsidies that have been carried out so far by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries as an authorized government agency. The results of the study indicate that there are benefits from providing subsidies to the welfare of fishermen and also support the sustainability of fisheries resources.