The Government to Accelerates the Improvement of Port and Fishery Business
Posted By : 2018/08/03 17:50:32

The Government through the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) will work together with Kesyahbandaran dan Otoritas Pelabuhan (KSOP) and Sea Transportation to confirm that fishing vessels must lean on the Fishery Port. The Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, also said that he will add supporting facilities to meet the needs at the port. This is done to prevent similar incidents from happening at other ports in Indonesia.

Dok. Humas KKP/Joko Siswanto

This efforts will include acceleration of fishery port management reform, acceleration of abolition of national fishery vessels built abroad at Benoa General Port, and follow up on violation of fishing vessel law practices causing potential loss of state.

Based on the data of KSOP Benoa, there are 173 foreign fishing vessels that lean at Benoa Public Port. A total of 65 of these vessels are fishing boats built abroad that have never been registered as fishing vessels at the CTF. Meanwhile, 108 others were registered as fishing vessels at the CTF but the permit was inactive.

As is known, 36 fishing vessels on fire at Benoa Harbor is owned by a fishing industry company with details of 5 vessels owned by PT Arabikatama Khatulistiwa Fishing Industry (AKFI), 7 ships owned by PT Intimas Surya, and 24 vessels owned by PT Bandar Nelayan. The ships are partly active, some are inactive and no licensing has been submitted, others have not been abolished.

The are three options to be given to the ship owner to abolish the ship's national mark in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws and regulations, such as through overseas sales, scrapping, and the transfer of functions to non-fishery vessels.

In order not to disrupt the activities of fishing vessels at Benoa Public Port, KKP will cooperate with the Ministry of Transportation and PT Pelindo III to arrange the position of fishing vessels built abroad in certain places.

In recent years, interest in capture fisheries activities in Indonesia has increased. However, there are still many violation practices that indicate the low compliance and responsibility of the fishing industry actors. This has an impact on sustainable fisheries management and generates substantial state losses, among others through the mark down of tens of thousands of vessels, borrowing and borrowing practices, falsification of licensing documents, non-compliance / reporting of fishery products, non-tax compliance (including business turnover reporting) disguises by using foreign capital in the fishing business (nominee ownership), as well as other modes. (SR / AFN)

This article has been published in news.kkp.go.id with the title “Pemerintah Percepat Pembenahan Tata Kelola Pelabuhan dan Usaha Perikanan”