The government regulation has been inked by President Joko Widodo, and it has been ratified
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's quota-based measured fishing policy has officially been ratified on Monday, March 6, according to Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono.

"(Law on) measured fishing has been ratified. Last afternoon, I received a call from the state secretary minister. The government regulation has been inked by President Joko Widodo, and it has been ratified," the minister stated during the 2023 technical meeting on maritime and fisheries resources monitoring accessed here on Tuesday.

Trenggono instructed the Director General of Fishing at the ministry to formulate the derivative or technical regulations of that law.

The policy was necessary to maintain the sustainability of marine organisms. Three types of quota are detailed in the measured fishing policy, he remarked.

The three types in question are the fishing quota for fish catchers; quota for locals living by the shores; and quota for educational, training, and leisurely intents.

There are 11 fish-catching areas and six zones across the Indonesian territory.

"I want for zone 2 and 3 to be the areas focused on developing the fisheries sector, of which we can bring foreign investors there, and those areas can become national fish (centers)," he remarked.

Quota-based fishing policy is one of the five blue economy policies issued by the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry.

The four other policies are expansion of the maritime conservation area; development of freshwater, sea, and coastal cultivation; marine waste management; and sustainable management of coastal area and small islands.

The government pays heed to the blue economy, as the sector contributes significantly to sustainability of the national maritime aspects that will ultimately benefit the people.

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