Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is formulating derivative regulations of Government Regulation Number 11 of 2023 on measured fishing, including details on technicalities of fishing quotas and the calculation method.

"We have to think about what the derivatives would be like, the suggestions or inputs for them, and the way they are communicated to regional fishermen, so they can synergize with the central government," said Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono in a statement released on Monday.

He said the government regulation went through a long two-year process, from conception to ratification on March 6th.

The minister expects that management of measured quota-based fishing and national fishing management will consistently improve.

"I expect no more complaints, such as those about subsidized fuel. I expect that in a fishing management area, we already have data on how many fishermen there are, what facilities they have, and that the people there will be either very rich or prosperous, and none will be poor," he elaborated.

Trenggono remarked that the quota-based measured fishing policy had been ratified on Monday, March 6th.

The policy is deemed necessary to maintain biodiversity populations.

Three types of quotas are outlined in the policy: quotas for locals living in coastal areas, quotas for educational and training purposes, and quotas for hobbies or leisure.

The newly ratified regulation is one of five blue economy policies from the ministry.

The other four policies comprise the expansion of the sea conservation area, development of seawater and freshwater cultivation, marine waste management, and sustainable management of coasts and small islands.

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