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Indonesian Seaweed Exports Increase During Pandemic

(December 27, 2021)  In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that is still engulfing the world, Indonesian seaweed exports began to record positive cumulative performance during the January-October 2021 period. This increase occurred due to increased demand from Indonesia's main trading partner, namely China. This increase is expected to continue to strengthen along with increasing public awareness of a healthy lifestyle. Seaweed as one of the raw materials for processed foods and pharmaceuticals is predicted to still have high demand. 

[www.suara.com/bisnis/2021/12/27/164000/ekspor-rumput-laut-indonesia-meningkat-di-tengah-pandemi]

Many Marine Animals Are Injured Due to Stranding, Indonesian Veterinarians Form a Rehabilitation Unit

(December 22, 2021) The number of cases of marine animals being injured and dying while stranded has prompted veterinarians in Indonesia to form a treatment unit called the Sealife Rehabilitation Unit which was recently inaugurated in Bali. The treatment unit is a rehabilitation aquarium that veterinarians can use to treat and observe the health condition of animals before being released back into the sea.

[www.kompas.com/sains/read/2021/12/22/160500223/banyak-hewan-laut-terluka-karena-terdampar-dokter-hewan-indonesia-bentuk?page=all]

3 Types of Climate in the Territory of Indonesia: Monsoon Climate, Hot Climate, and Marine Climate

(December 19, 2021) Indonesia's position is between degrees north latitude to 11 degrees south latitude and 95 degrees east longitude to 141 degrees east longitude. This causes Indonesia to be a tropical country. However, the climate is also influenced by the surrounding natural conditions, surface elevation, or wind gusts around it. Therefore, Indonesia has several other types of climate that can affect the types of flora, fauna, and habits of the Indonesian people.

[https://bobo.grid.id/read/083050628/3-jenis-iklim-yang-ada-di-wilayah-indonesia-iklim-muson-iklim-panas-dan-iklim-laut]

KKP Prepares Human Resources to Support Integrated Shrimp Cultivation Area

(December 15, 2021)  The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) cooperates with the Kebumen Regency Government to develop an integrated shrimp farming area in the region. The signing of the cooperation agreement has taken place in August 2021. Following up on this, the Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources Agency through the Tegal Fisheries Training and Extension Center held a Shrimp Processing Training in Kebumen Regency, on December 13-14 2021.

[kkp.go.id/artikel/36837-kkp-siapkan-sdm-untuk-mendukung-kawasan-budidaya-udang-terintegrasi]

Managing Waste Into Energy is the Key to a Better Circular Economy

(December 13, 2021) In order to strengthen Indonesia's commitment to handling and processing waste into energy and creating a circular economy, Deputy for Maritime Sovereignty and Energy Coordination, Basilio D. Araujo, was a virtual speaker at the CGEI Webinar Series Volume 5 on Monday, (13-12-2021). “Waste has various negative impacts on humans, from health, social, cultural and other problems. The total production of municipal waste in Indonesia reaches 68.8 million per year," said Deputy Basilio. Various landfills in some areas have been full and have even exceeded the existing capacity. This is certainly detrimental to humans, especially in the field of hygiene and health.

[maritim.go.id/kelola-sampah-menjadi-energi-menjadi-kunci-bergeraknya-ekonomi/]

Indonesia Elected as IMO (International Maritime Organization) Board Member 2022 – 2023

(December 13, 2021) Indonesia was re-elected as a member of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in Category C, for the period 2022-2023. In the election which took place on the sidelines of the 32nd IMO Assembly at the headquarters in London, Friday (10/12), Indonesia received 127 votes. Indonesia ranks 7th out of 27 candidate countries that are running to fill the 20 seats for members of the Category C IMO Council for the 2022-2023 period.

[https://darilaut.id/berita/indonesia-terpilih-sebagai-anggota-dewan-imo-2022-2023]

Talking about Carbon Impact, Ridwan Kamil: 400 Hectares of Bekasi's Coastal Area Have Become Sea

(December 12, 2021)  Excessive consumption of carbon has a potential impact on the erosion of Indonesia's coast by seawater. Chairman of the Association of Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy Producing Regions (ADPMET) Ridwan Kamil said, even now 400 hectares of land in the coastal area of Bekasi have been covered by seawater. "Today, 400 hectares of land on the coast of Bekasi have been lost, it has become the sea, especially in the next 50 years," said the man who is familiarly called Kang Emil in his statement, written on Sunday, December 12.

[https://news.detik.com/berita-jawa-barat/d-5851488/bicara-dampak-karbon-rk-400-hektar-pesisir-bekasi-sudah-jadi-laut]

Indonesian Seas Potentially Experience Significant Chemical Changes

(December 10, 2021) The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia has a total land and water area of approximately 8.3 million square kilometers, of which 72.3% is sea area (including the Exclusive Economic Zone). In accordance with its location which is between two oceans and two continents, the Indonesian sea has the potential to experience endless dynamics. For example, the existence of the Indonesian Passage that connects the Pacific and Indian Oceans has a significant role in the physical, chemical and biological processes of the ocean system, climate, and biosphere.

[https://www.kompas.com/sains/read/2021/12/10/120500723/laut-indonesia-berpotensi-mengalami-perubahan-kimiawi-yang-signifikan?page=all]

ITB Researchers: Some Jakarta Areas Lower Than Sea Level: "Helped by Embankment"

(December 8, 2021) Research conducted by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) found that some coastal areas of Jakarta are lower than sea level. This means that this area should have been submerged in sea water. However, the area is still dry because it is helped by the sea wall which blocks the flow of water to the settlements. Reported by itb.ac.id, approximately 14 percent of Jakarta's area is already under the sea this year.

[https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2021/12/08/13014781/peneliti-itb-sebut-sebagian-wilayah-jakarta-lebih-rendah-dari-permukaan?page=all]

Indonesian Fisheries Exports Reach Rp 65 Trillion, Market Target US to Europe

(December 8, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) recorded fishery exports with an export value of USD 4.56 billion or equivalent to Rp. 65.3 trillion (exchange rate: 14,337 per US dollar) during January to October 2021. This figure increased 6.69 compared to the same period in 2020. Meanwhile, in the same period the import value was USD 408 million. Thus, the trade balance experienced a surplus of USD 4.15 billion, an increase of 5.89 over the same period last year.   

[https://www.liputan6.com/bisnis/read/4731530/ekspor-perikanan-indonesia-tembus-rp-65-triliun-sasar-pasar-as-hingga-eropa]

Garbage Scattered Along Kuta Beach Bali Reaches 30 Tons

(December 7, 2021) Garbage that was stranded on Kuta Beach, Bali, was cleaned again by officers from the Environmental and Hygiene Service (DLHK) of Badung Regency, Bali, on Tuesday, December 7th. The piles of garbage were scattered and polluted the shoreline after heavy rains throughout Saturday night. There are various types of waste, from plastic waste to logs of wood.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20211207134313-20-730932/sampah-berserakan-di-sepanjang-pantai-kuta-bali-mencapai-30-ton]

10 Provinces with the Largest Mangrove Ecosystems in Indonesia 

(December 6, 2021) According to data from the Central Statistics Agency, the area of mangrove ecosystems in Indonesia reaches 3.63 million hectares (ha) or 20.37% of the total world area. By island, Papua has the largest mangrove ecosystem in Indonesia with an area of 1.63 million ha. Sumatra is in second place with an area of 892,835 ha. Then, Kalimantan is in third place with an ecosystem area of 630,913 ha.

[https://databoks.katadata.co.id/datapublish/2021/12/06/10-provinsi-dengan-ekosistem-mangrove-terluas-di-indonesia]

Simau Mangrove, Unexplored Ecotourism in North Halmahera

(December 5, 2021) Mangrove forests not only serve as spawning grounds for fish, coastal protection from seawater abrasion and the largest nitrogen absorber, but also become a very attractive tourist spot. Mangrove forests also store a wealth of food sources, and a variety of invaluable biodiversity. The richness of this biodiversity is not just a spectacle, but a deposit for future generations.   

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/12/05/mangrove-simau-ekowisata-yang-belum-tergarap-di-halmahera-utara/]

ITS (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology) Students Create Innovations for Microplastic-Free Ocean

(December 4, 2021) Based on data from the Indonesian Plastic Industry Association (INAPLAS) and the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), as much as 3.2 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into Indonesian seas every year. The plastic waste will be degraded into microplastics and have the potential to contaminate marine life. With this background, a team of students from the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) made an innovation for a Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) based microplastic polluted water filter.

[https://kumparan.com/beritaanaksurabaya/mahasiswa-its-buat-inovasi-untuk-laut-bebas-mikroplastik-1x2krkWQBbD/full]

The Impact of Tropical Cyclone Teratai and Nyatoh: Raining, Strong Winds, and High Wave 

(December 2, 2021) The potential for heavy rain, strong winds and high waves can occur in a number of areas in Indonesia due to the indirect impact of tropical cyclones Teratai and Nyatoh. Tropical Cyclone Warning Center (TCWC) Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) informed that the tropical depression of the Teratai has an impact on the weather in the form of the potential for rain with moderate-heavy intensity accompanied by strong winds in Bengkulu, Lampung, Banten, West Java. Meanwhile, in the DKI Jakarta area, there is the potential for strong winds

[https://darilaut.id/berita/dampak-siklon-tropis-teratai-dan-nyatoh-hujan-angin-kencang-dan-gelombang-tinggi]

Minister Trenggono Inaugurates Balaenoptera Ship to Preserve Sawu Sea

(December 2, 2021) The Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, inaugurated a conservation area monitoring vessel belonging to the Kupang National Water Conservation Area (BKKPN). The inauguration of the monitoring ship, Balaenoptera, is a step by the KKP in preserving the marine ecosystem in the Sawu Marine National Park. "Keep guarding it, If more people come it can be damaged," said Minister Trenggono when inaugurating the Balaenoptera ship in Kupang. 

[https://kkp.go.id/kkp/artikel/36501-menteri-trenggono-resmikan-kapal-balaenoptera-untuk-jaga-kelestarian-tnp-laut-sawu]

CMMAI Takes Mitigation Steps to Reduce Oil Spills in the Sea

(November 29, 2021) As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has so much potential, especially in the maritime area. This strategic location also makes Indonesia have many big challenges, both in terms of marine transportation, national border issues, to environmental pollution that often occurs. In order to synchronize efforts to protect Indonesia's marine areas, especially in the Riau Archipelago, the Deputy for Maritime Sovereignty and Energy Coordination carried out Observation activities on the threat of environmental damage to the Riau Islands aquatic ecosystem from environmental pollution on November 25-27 2021.

[https://maritim.go.id/kemenko-marves-ambil-langkah-mitigasi-demi-mengurangi-tumpahan/]

The Dead Dugong Stranded in Polewali Mandar, research encouragement is needed

(November 27, 2021) A dugong (Dugong dugon) was found dead stranded on Dea-Dea Island, 15 minutes from Tonyamang Village, east of Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi on November 17, 2021. The adult female dugong is 276 centimeters long and 160 centimeters in circumference. In Polewali Mandar, dugongs are often found stranded almost every year. There were two cases of stranded dugongs during 2021.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/11/27/dugong-mati-terdampar-di-polewali-mandar-perlunya-dorongan-penelitian/]

Strengthening the Maritime and Climate Cooperation, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment Held a Second Meeting with the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic Korea

(November 26, 2021) Cooperation in the maritime sector between the Governments of Indonesia and South Korea is getting closer. Most recently, the governments of the two countries expanded bilateral cooperation in strengthening climate action and initiated several action plans starting next year. This is the second meeting which is a follow-up to the visit of the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea to Indonesia on 13 October. There were four points of cooperation areas discussed in the meeting of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan with the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea Moon Seong Hyeok, online on Friday (26-11-2021). 

[https://maritim.go.id/perkuat-kerja-sama-kelautan-iklim-menko-marves-melaksanakan/]

Integrated Surveillance for Scalable Fishing Starting Early 2022

(November 25, 2021) The plan to implement a measured arrest policy in early 2022 is certain to be no longer just a discourse. The policies that are part of the blue economy program will later be supported by integrated supervision by combining human resources, facilities, and supervisory technology systems. This integrated monitoring system is claimed to be a weapon for the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) in overseeing three blue economy breakthrough programs, one of which is a measured fishing policy.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/11/25/pengawasan-terintegrasi-untuk-penangkapan-ikan-terukur-mulai-awal-2022/]

Realize the National Economic Recovery at the Boundary Through SKPT (Integrated Marine and Fisheries Center) Natuna

(November 25, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is committed to realizing the national economic recovery (PEN) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the steps is through strengthening and developing the Natuna Integrated Marine and Fisheries Center (SKPT - Sentra Kelautan dan Perikanan Terpadu/). Director of Licensing and Fisheries, Directorate General of Capture Fisheries at KKP Ridwan Mulyana said that border areas cannot be separated from the attention of the Government. 

[https://kkp.go.id/artikel/36378-wujudkan-pemulihan-ekonomi-nasional-di-perbatasan-melalui-skpt-natuna]

Riau Islands Must Become Indonesia's Maritime Axis

(November 17, 2021) Member of the DPRD for the Riau Archipelago province, Taba Iskandar, said that the area must declare itself to be Indonesia's maritime axis, as Indonesia aspires to become the world's maritime axis. According to him, the strategic position of the Riau archipelago which borders neighboring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam holds potential in the economic, comparative and competitive fields.

[https://kepri.antaranews.com/berita/111073/kepri-harus-menjadi-poros-maritim-indonesia]

KKP Strengthens Services and Supervision in Strategic Areas

(November 18, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) continues to strengthen quarantine services and supervision at entry and exit points of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). No exception in border areas such as Natuna Regency, Riau Archipelago Province. Head of the Center for Standardization and Compliance System, Fish Quarantine Agency, Quality Control and Safety of Fishery Products (BKIPM), Teguh Samudro revealed, Natuna Regency is a very strategic border area and has marine and fishery resources that must be preserved.

[https://kkp.go.id/artikel/36194-kkp-perkuat-layanan-dan-pengawasan-di-wilayah-strategis]

Bangko Tapampang Takalar Mangrove Site Threatened by Charcoal Industry

(November 20, 2021) The Bangko Tappampang mangrove site in the Tanakeke Takalar Islands, South Sulawesi, is a natural mangrove forest covering an area of 51.5 ha which is being threatened by illegal logging for charcoal wood. To prevent further damage, the solution is program intervention with an emphasis on strengthening village government. The magnitude of the pressure on the mangroves in Tanakeke cannot be separated from the increasing demands of the charcoal market. The best solution to overcome the problem of mangroves in Tanakeke is through good governance.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/11/20/situs-mangrove-bangko-tappampang-takalar-terancam-industri-arang/]

The Sakti Pomfret is the most Superior Commodity for Marine Cultivation during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Kepulauan Riau

(November 15, 2021) The Directorate General of Aquaculture (DJPB), the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), through the Batam Aquaculture Center (BPBL) has succeeded in mass-producing hybrid pomfret seed. The hybrid pomfret is the result of cross breeding between the female golden pomfret and the male star pomfret. BPBL Batam has also succeeded in having productive broodstock of 60 gold pomfret, while for prospective broodstock consists of prospective broodstock size of 800 grams as many as 55 tails and prospective broodstock size of 200 grams as many as 1,000 tails.

[https://kkp.go.id/artikel/36065-geliat-bawal-sakti-jadi-primadona-komoditas-budidaya-laut-saat-pandemi-covid-19-di-kepulauan-riau]

Impact of Rob, Dozens Tons of Garbage Pile Up in Prancis River, Tangerang, Banten

(November 15, 2021) Tens of tons of garbage carried by the tidal flood in the French River, Dadap Village, Tangerang Regency, piled up to cover the river flow. Officials from the local Environment Service (DLH) also tried to clean up the garbage carried from the sea. until today, there are at least 70 tons of waste, which is transported from the French River stream. The garbage was carried from the sea to the French River since last week, until it finally piled up blocking the way of fishing boats parked in the estuary.

[https://www.liputan6.com/news/read/4711172/dampak-rob-puluhan-ton-sampah-menumpuk-di-kali-prancis-tangerang]

The New Role of Indonesian Seaports in Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

(November 16, 2021) Indonesia is focused on implementing its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by up to 29 percent by 2030. The commitment is contained in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in various development sectors, both on land and at sea. From the marine sector, this commitment will be carried out through the movement of implementing green ports throughout Indonesia. The transition to green port will be implemented as soon as possible. This was stated by the Deputy for Coordination of Maritime Sovereignty and Energy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemko Marves) Basilio Dias Araujo, during the IMO-UNCTAD Talkshow side event at the 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26), last week, in Glasgow, Scotland.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/11/16/peran-baru-pelabuhan-laut-indonesia-untuk-menurunkan-emisi-karbondioksida/]

Two New Sea Toll Routes on East Indonesia Has Been Operating

(November 10, 2021) The Minister of Transportation through the Directorate General of Sea Transportation has opened two additional routes for the sea highway program which is now operating in the eastern part of Indonesia, namely Papua and West Papua, Trayek 27 (T-27) mulai dari Merauke-Pomako dan Pomako Merauke.

[https://teropongnews.com/2021/11/dua-trayek-baru-tol-laut-indonesia-timur-telah-beroperasi/]

Brought the idea of ​​Sustainable Bioplastics, Indonesia won the 2021 Battle of Minds world

(November 11, 2021) The Ijo team from Indonesia managed to become the 1st place in the world level competition Battle of Minds 2021, beating representatives from 24 other participating countries from all over the world. The winners were announced virtually at the end of last week and attended by the management of Global BAT and BTomorrow Ventures in the UK as the competition organizers, as well as finalists from around the world. By becoming the 1st winner of the competition, Tim Ijo who brought the idea of “sustainable bioplastics” managed to obtain funding from BTomorrow Ventures worth GBP 50,000 or almost 1 billion rupiah. "Sustainable Bioplastic" itself is an innovation to produce straws made from seaweed (seastraw).

[https://lifestyle.kontan.co.id/news/bawa-ide-sustainable-bioplastic-indonesia-juara-dunia-battle-of-minds-2021]

The Marine Sand Mine of the MNP Project Has Been Stopped, The Impact Is Still Being Felt by Fishermen

(November 12, 2021) The sea sand mining in the waters of Makassar, South Sulawesi, although it has been stopped, the impact is still felt by the community on Kodingareng Island. Not only having an economic and ecological impact, the community is still traumatized by the various intimidations they feel from the police and thugs. This was revealed in a discussion and screening of the film entitled 'Panrakki Pa'boyang-poyangang: The Damage to the Kodingareng Fisherman's Catch Area' organized by the Coalition of Save Spermonde at the Red Corner Cafe, Makassar, Monday.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/11/12/tambang-pasir-laut-proyek-mnp-telah-dihentikan-dampaknya-masih-dirasakan-nelayan/]

Explanation of Indonesia's Territorial Sea Zones and The Divisions of Sea Areas

(November 3, 2021) The State of Indonesia has declared the national sea area as an inseparable unit from the land area in the form of islands. Tommy Hendra Purwaka through the journal Review of the Law of the Sea Against the Territory of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (2014), explained that Indonesian marine waters based on the 1982 International Law of the Sea Convention are divided into three areas.

[https://medan.tribunnews.com/2021/11/03/berikut-penjelasan-zona-laut-teritorial-indonesia-dan-pembagian-wilayah-laut-indonesia]

KKP Synergy to Build Seaweed Cultivation Village in Eastern Indonesia

(November 5, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) makes seaweed as one of the leading commodities of the aquaculture sub-sector. This commodity contributes to state income and is a mainstay of exports in addition to other aquaculture commodities, namely shrimp, crab and lobster.

[https://www.tribunnews.com/kilas-kementerian/2021/11/05/sinergi-kkp-bangun-kampung-budidaya-rumput-laut-di-kawasan-timur-indonesia]

The Longest in Indonesia, Sumatra-Bangka Submarine Cable Project Finished on Early 2022

(November 9, 2021) PT PLN Sumbagsel targets the construction of an undersea power cable from Sumatra Island to Bangka Island, Bangka Belitung to be completed in early 2022. The submarine cable can accelerate the economic growth of the people on the tin-producing island. "This project with an investment value of trillions of rupiah is predicted to be completed by the end of 2021 or at the latest in early 2022," said PLN Sumbagsel Senior Manager of Land Licensing and Communications Eko Rahmiko in a written statement in Pangkalpinang.

[https://babel.inews.id/berita/terpanjang-di-indonesia-proyek-kabel-bawah-laut-sumatera-bangka-rampung-awal-2022]

Coordinating Minister Luhut at COP 26 Glasgow: Indonesia Targets Net Zero Emissions by 2060 or Sooner

(November 2, 2021) Glasgow, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan emphasized the commitment of the Indonesian government in dealing with the problem of plastic waste, especially in the sea. This was conveyed through a speech at the Panel Discussion entitled "Scaling Up Governance and Collaborative Actions in Combating Marine Plastic Litter Towards Climate Actions in Indonesia". This agenda is one of a series of UNFCCC COP-26 events in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday (02-11-2021).

[https://maritim.go.id/menko-luhut-tegaskan-komitmen-pemerintah-tangani-sampah-plastik/]

Through "Citarum Harum", West Java Provincial Government Expect to Lower CO2 Emissions in Indonesia

(November 2, 2021) The Provincial Government (Pemprov) of West Java (Jabar) hopes that the Citarum Harum (Fragrant Citarum) program can help Indonesia in improving efforts to change or reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) gas emissions. The statement was delivered by the Head of the West Java Environment Agency (Kadin) Prima Mayaningtias, Tuesday (2/11/2021). For information, Citarum Harum is one of the programs initiated by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs (Kemenko Kemaritiman) to restore the condition of the longest river in West Java.

[https://kilasdaerah.kompas.com/jawa-barat/read/2021/11/02/17175221/lewat-citarum-harum-pemprov-jabar-harapkan-dapat-turunkan-emisi-gas-co2-di]

BRIN Strengthens Marine Industry Research Facilities In West Nusa Tenggara

(November 3, 2021) BRIN (National Research and Innovation Agency) strengthens marine industry research facilities in North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara by inaugurating the Marine Bio Industry Center (BBIL) building. "BBIL is one of the research units at BRIN which is unique as a center of excellence for product development from Indonesian marine resources," said BRIN head Laksana Tri Handoko at the inauguration of the BBIL building in North Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2499157/brin-perkuat-fasilitas-riset-industri-laut-di-nusa-tenggara-barat]

30 Meters Eroded Every Year, Abrasion in Brebes Threatens Settlements

(October 14, 2021) Residents of the north coast in Brebes Regency, Central Java, are worried that abrasion is getting closer to settlements. Every year, the land that is eroded by tidal waves of sea water is said to reach 30 meters. One of the residents of Randusanga Wetan Village, Brebes, Iswanto (46), said that during the abrasion, many ponds had disappeared. Even some residents' houses were also affected. Iswanto admitted that his pond land had no trace. His 6,500 square meter pond is missing.

[https://news.detik.com/berita-jawa-tengah/d-5767308/tiap-tahun-terkikis-30-meter-abrasi-di-brebes-ancam-permukiman]

Protect the Environment from Abrasion, BMH Joins in Planting 1,000 Mangroves

(October 19, 2021) Ma'ruf and the residents of Timbulsloko hope Hamlet of Timbulsloko can still be saved and can be maintained through environmental conservation movements. "This movement is a self-help movement from the people for the people," he said. Previously, residents had carried out mapping to measure the depth of tidal water that would be planted with mangroves and searched for certain points that made the sea water route into the village, then these places would later be planted with mangrove trees.


[https://www.republika.co.id/berita/r17zsm374/jaga-lingkungan-dari-abrasi-bmh-ikut-tanam-1000-mangrove]

Impact of Waste Pollution in the Lampung Sea, South Lampung Fishermen do not go to sea for a month

(October 20, 2021) The Lampung Forum for the Environment (Walhi) questioned the handling of the largest waste pollution in the Lampung sea, because until now there has been no clarity since it was first discovered on August 22, 2021. The impact of pollution is still happening until now, even black waste is still found at several points in South Lampung. Finally, based on the observations of Walhi with the community, they found several black lumps such as asphalt which were suspected to be crude oil at several points in Kunjir Village, Rajabasa District, South Lampung.

[https://lampungpro.co/post/36366/dampak-pencemaran-limbah-di-laut-lampung-nelayan-lampung-selatan-sebulan-tak-melaut]

Indonesian Archipelago Sea Route 1, 2, 3 Based on Water

(October 11, 2021) Indonesia is the first archipelagic country to establish archipelagic sea lanes. ALKI or Indonesian Archipelagic Sea Lanes are determined based on the interpretation of the provisions in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention. Citing one study in the Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017), the determination of ALKI through a series of discussion forums between the Indonesian government and Malaysia, Singapore , the Philippines, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and 2 international institutions, namely the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).

[https://tirto.id/jalur-alur-laut-kepulauan-indonesia-1-2-3-berdasarkan-perairan-gj2W]

This is a dangerous impact if the sea is not healthy

(October 15, 2021) The Indonesian sea has long been known for its strategic location and contains a very rich biodiversity. One of the reasons is because of the strategic geographical location of the Indonesian seas and flanked by two large oceans, namely the Pacific and Indian Oceans. However, in addition to its very valuable wealth, Indonesian seas are also at high risk of being exposed to pollution containing hazardous materials. The risk can also come from the two ocean. In order to reduce risk, Indonesia needs to carry out monitoring by utilizing the latest technology. Then, strengthening regulations is also very important, because it can bring up the power of law in the law enforcement process at sea


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/10/15/ini-dampak-berbahaya-jika-laut-tidak-sehat/]

Impact of Sea Abrasion, Cirebon Farmers' Salt Price Drops to IDR 500 per Kilogram

(October 11, 2021) The tidal flood occurred in Rawaurip Village, Pangenan District, Cirebon Regency, West Java. This disaster affected the activities of traditional salt farmers. The price of salt dropped to Rp. 500 per kilogram. According to one of the farmers, Ismail, the flooding from the Java Sea has been happening for the last two years. This incident resulted in the surrounding environment being damaged and the salt production area exposed to abrasion. 

[https://www.merdeka.com/jabar/imbas-abrasi-laut-harga-garam-petani-cirebon-anjlok-jadi-rp500-per-kilo.html]

Jakarta Sea Polluted with High Concentration of Paracetamol

(October 2, 2021) Oceanographic researcher of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Wulan Koagouw and several other researchers found a number of high concentrations of paracetamol in two Jakarta waters, namely Ancol and Angke. In a study entitled 'High Concentration of Paracetamol in the Jakarta Bay Waters Region, Indonesia' found paracetamol content of 420 nanograms per liter in Ancol. In Angke, the paracetamol content even reaches 610 nanograms per liter.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20211002081650-20-702406/laut-jakarta-tercemar-paracetamol-konsentrasi-tinggi]

Marine Pollutant Hazardous Waste, Small Items but Environmental Destroyer

(October 4, 2021) The lead author of the report in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin Wulan Koagouw, a researcher at the BRIN Oceanographic Research Center who is currently pursuing a doctoral program at the University of Brighton, UK. He said the high concentration of paracetamol found on the coast of Jakarta surpassed the findings of this waste in other countries such as Brazil and Portugal.


[https://tekno.tempo.co/read/1513740/limbah-berbahaya-pencemar-laut-barang-kecil-tapi-perusak-lingkungan]

BRIN Discovers 27 New Marine Species

(October 3, 2021) The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) through the South Java Deep-Sea Biodiversity Expedition (SJADES) discovered 27 new species such as fish, crabs, starfish, clams and sea worms. SJADES is a joint expedition between Indonesia and Singapore led by BRIN Oceanographic Research Center researcher Prof. Dwi Listyo Rahayu and researcher from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Peter Ng. They are supported by research teams and support staff from both countries.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/teknologi/20211003201102-199-702806/brin-temukan-27-spesies-laut-baru]

Improve Salt Quality, Farmers Use Geomembranes

(September 18, 2021) By using geomembrane technology, salt farmers in Labuhan Village, Brondong District, Lamongan Regency, East Java, claim that their salt yields can be cleaner and more abundant. Before the trend was used by farmers as a base for making salt in ponds, geomembranes were also commonly used for fish ponds, waste management, and also water canals. A literature reports, at week 34 the geomembrane will experience a decrease in stability. One of them is the result of thermooxidation or oxidation from exposure to high sunlight temperatures.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/09/18/tingkatkan-kualitas-garam-petani-gunakan-geomembran/]

Sea Otters Help Control Climate Change

(September 20, 2021) The sea otter population that plummeted due to being hunted for its fur in the 19th century has now recovered. This restoration will not only improve their ecosystems, but can also enhance their role as carbon sinks. Launching the BBC, Monday (20/9/2021), sea otters are the furthest animals on earth with a hair density of 700 times denser than the hair on a human head. Sea otters play a role in maintaining the seaweed forest ecosystem in the North Pacific.


[https://www.liputan6.com/lifestyle/read/4663113/berang-berang-laut-ternyata-bantu-kendalikan-perubahan-iklim]

Waiting for Measured Fishing Models to be Implemented in the Archipelago Sea

(September 24, 2021) Managing the marine and fisheries sector is not an easy job for the Government of Indonesia to do. The task becomes a tough job, because there are many aspects that must be considered carefully. One of these challenges is the eradication of illegal, unrecorded, and regulatory (IUUF) fishing activities throughout Indonesia's marine waters. This illegal activity is still happening in several strategic water points.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/09/24/menanti-model-penangkapan-ikan-terukur-diterapkan-di-laut-nusantara/]

Deep Sea Mapping Technology Becomes a Development Challenge in Indonesia

(August 31, 2021) The vast territory of Indonesia with deep seascapes is a challenge in development. To connect inter-island areas, it is necessary to support deep sea mapping technology. "The role of deep sea mapping technology is very important in efforts to answer various issues both global and national that currently require resolution," said the Head of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Hammam Riza when he was a keynote speaker at the webinar The role of underwater mapping technology and the existence of the Indonesian continental shelf, which was organized by the Deputy for Natural Resources Development Technology through the Marine Survey Technology Center, BPPT, Tuesday (31/8).

[https://mediaindonesia.com/teknologi/429276/teknologi-pemetaan-laut-dalam-jadi-tantangan-pembangunan-di-indonesia]

Government Targets Reducing Marine Debris by 70 Percent

(September 5, 2021) Handling marine debris is a priority, with the government targeting a reduction of waste in Indonesia's oceans by up to 70 percent. This action plan has been prepared in the form of regulations, strategies and programs that have been applied by 18 ministries/agencies. "Indonesia supports the ongoing global framework negotiations for dealing with marine debris and plastic pollution," said the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar. , in Jakarta, Sunday (5/9/2021).


[https://www.idxchannel.com/economics/pemerintah-targetkan-pengurangan-sampah-laut-hingga-70-persen]

Land subsidence due to human activities exacerbates the impact of rising sea levels

(September 16, 2021) Main Expert Researcher of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Rokhis Khomarudin said land subsidence exacerbated the impact of sea level rise on coastal areas because it has the potential to increase the entry of sea water into the mainland. "Humans are also a significant contributing factor. Massive and uncontrolled groundwater consumption causes land subsidence. Although the impact is not yet felt, the risk of land subsidence clearly brings huge losses, both socially and economically for archipelagic countries such as Indonesia," said Rokhis in a virtual discussion on the Threat of Sinking of the Coastal City of the North Coast of Java, What are the Mitigation Steps? in Jakarta, Thursday (16/9/2021).

[https://www.suara.com/tekno/2021/09/16/214025/turunnya-permukaan-tanah-akibat-aktivitas-manusia-perparah-dampak-naiknya-permukaan-laut]

The Worst Rise of Sea Levels Hits Tropical Countries Like Indonesia

(September 7, 2021) Scientists predict that extreme sea level rise along coastlines around the world will occur 100 times more frequently by the end of the century, especially in tropical regions such as Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Philippines and Indonesia. This is based on a study conducted by Professor Roshanka Ranasinghe from IHE Delft and Deltares (Netherlands) with lead author Dr. Claudia Tebaldi of the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/teknologi/20210831211624-199-688073/kenaikan-air-laut-paling-parah-landa-negara-tropis-macam-ri]

Researchers Reveal Strange Phenomenon, The Sea in the South of Java is Luminous

(September 7, 2021) Researchers in the United States have revealed a strange phenomenon, namely the milky sea in the southern sea of Java, aka the Indian Ocean. This was caught on a satellite camera which recorded this unique phenomenon in the seas south of Java, with the largest light being in the south of Yogyakarta and Central Java.


[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/teknologi/20210907094447-199-690710/peneliti-ungkap-fenomena-aneh-laut-di-selatan-jawa-bercahaya/2]

Tuban Beach and Sea Polluted with Garbage

(September 9, 2021) Plastic waste and household waste pollute the sea and north coast of Tuban Regency, East Java. As a result, the beach and the sea look shabby and dirty. Garbage and waste are not only carried by rivers to the sea, but also caused by local residents who always throw garbage on the beach and sea. Long-standing habits cause the air on the beach to stink.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20210905003430-20-689832/bmkg-waspadai-potensi-gelombang-laut-capai-4-meter-di-aceh]

Researcher: Sea Level Rise is Getting Extreme, Including in Indonesia

(September 1, 2021) Over the past few months the news around the world has been filled with news of dire climate disasters and climate change. Events such as the highest heat temperatures recorded in the Pacific Northwest region to the island of Sicily. Then floods in Northern Europe and the eastern United States, wildfires from France to Siberia to Greece, became a series of rare events in the past few decades, but now look like ordinary events.

[https://www.viva.co.id/digital/digilife/1400479-peneliti-kenaikan-permukaan-laut-makin-ekstrem-termasuk-di-indonesia]

How Big is the Drowning Threat of Coastal Cities in Indonesia?

(August 30, 2021) The environmental crisis and global climate change threaten coastal cities in various countries. Indonesia is one of them. As an archipelagic country surrounded by sea, Indonesia's coastal areas are expected to sink below sea level. Recently, US President Joe Biden said Jakarta would sink in the next 10 years due to rising sea levels. 


[https://katadata.co.id/ariayudhistira/analisisdata/612c726217287/berapa-besar-ancaman-tenggelamnya-kota-kota-pesisir-di-indonesia]

BMKG: Beware of Potential Sea Waves Reaching 4 Meters in Aceh

(September 5, 2021) The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) asked the people of Aceh Province to be aware of the sea wave height reaching 4 meters in the western tip of Indonesia in the next few days. Coordinator of the Data and Information Section of the BMKG Meteorological Station Class I Sultan Iskandar Muda Aceh Besar Zakaria Ahmad said the warning was issued for the estimated sea wave height from September 4-6.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20210905003430-20-689832/bmkg-waspadai-potensi-gelombang-laut-capai-4-meter-di-aceh]

Protect Marine Ecosystems in Pariaman City, West Sumatra Polytechnic Transplant Coral Reefs on Ujuang Island

(August 30, 2021) Scientists have found that 95 percent of the Earth's surface is currently in danger of changing drastically for the worse by the end of this century, unless efforts are made to control carbon emissions. The climate of the sea surface is determined by the temperature of the surface water, the acidity, and the concentration of the mineral aragonite, which many marine animals use to form bones and shells.

[https://www.suara.com/tekno/2021/08/30/114333/95-persen-permukaan-laut-terancam-memburuk-80-tahun-lagi?page=all]

Anticipating the Impact of the Tsunami, Thousands of Sea Fir Seeds are Planted

(August 29, 2021) In an effort to mitigate disasters in coastal areas, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) through the Directorate General of Marine Spatial Management (Ditjen PRL) recently planted 6,000 seeds of sea pine vegetation on an area of 9.6 hectares in the coastal area of Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java province. "This program aims to help coastal communities in the event of a tsunami disaster," said Plt. Director General of Marine Spatial Management Pamuji Lestari in his statement in Jakarta.


[https://nasional.tempo.co/read/1500034/antisipasi-dampak-tsunami-ribuan-bibit-cemara-laut-ditanam/full&view=ok]

Protect Marine Ecosystems in Pariaman City, West Sumatra Polytechnic Transplant Coral Reefs on Ujuang Island

(August 30, 2021) Maintaining the preservation of marine ecosystems in Pariaman City, West Sumatra Shipping Polytechnic (West Sumatra Police) conducted a coral reef transplant on Ujuang Island, Pariaman City, Monday (30/8). This activity was carried out at the same time in the context of community service by the West Sumatra Polytechnic Lecturer. Mayor of Pariaman said that this activity was very good and beneficial for Pariaman City. On this occasion, Genius also expressed his gratitude and appreciation for this activity.

[https://pariamankota.go.id/berita/jaga-ekosistem-laut-di-kota-pariaman-poltekpel-sumbar-transplantasi-terumbu-karang-di-pulau-ujuang]

BMKG Early Warning: Beware, Potential Waves of 6 Meters Occur in Indonesian Seas

(August 24, 2021) The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued an early warning of high waves in Indonesian waters. BMKG asked the public to be aware of the potential for waves as high as 6 meters in Indonesian waters in the next few days, especially August 24-26 2021.

[https://nasional.tempo.co/read/1498083/peringatan-dini-bmkg-awas-potensi-gelombang-6-meter-terjadi-di-laut-indonesia/full&view=ok]

Physalia physalis, The Most Dangerous Jellyfish Species in the Sea

(August 25, 2021) Many types of jellyfish. But this one jellyfish is the most dangerous in the sea: Physalia physalis. Indonesians know the species Physalia physalis as the fire jellyfish. There are also several regional names, such as krawe, leteh, or impes. In English, this animal is known as "the-portuguese man-of-war", "man-of-war" or "pacific-man-of-war".


[https://darilaut.id/kajian/physalia-physalis-spesies-ubur-ubur-paling-berbahaya-di-laut]

This is the Challenge of Balancing Economic and Ecological Functions in the Archipelago Sea

(August 25, 2021) Sustainable fisheries development should be a basic guide for the future of the marine and fisheries sector in Indonesia. The long-term program will carry out two missions at once, namely for economic prosperity and also for ecosystem sustainability. 

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/08/25/ini-tantangan-menyeimbangkan-fungsi-ekonomi-dan-ekologi-di-laut-nusantara/]

ITB Experts Remind Potential Megathrust Tsunami in South Java, Sea Water Can Touch the State Palace

(August 20, 2021) The expert who is also the Head of the Geodetic Laboratory of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Heri Andreas warned of the potential for an earthquake measuring 8.7 to 9 on the Richter scale in the megathrust south of Java. If the earthquake occurs, it is predicted that it will cause a tsunami as high as 20 meters.

[https://daerah.sindonews.com/read/516256/701/pakar-itb-ingatkan-potensi-tsunami-megathrust-selatan-jawa-air-laut-bisa-sentuh-istana-negara-1629414499]

Protect Marine Resources

(August 24, 2021) All parties are asked to maintain marine natural resources in order to remain sustainable, so that they can become a source of life in the future. This request came from a scientist in the field of biology, Prof. Dwi Listyo Rahayu. He said this when he received the 21st Sarwono Award from LIPI, in Jakarta, Monday (23/8). Besides Dwi, who also received a similar award was Prof. Dr. Endang Sukara who is a researcher in the field of microbiology. Prof. Dwi Listyo himself is a researcher in taxonomy.


[https://koran-jakarta.com/jaga-sumber-daya-laut]

Innovative, ITERA Students Design Deflector for Ocean Current Power Plant

(August 24, 2021) An innovative step was shown by the students of the Sumatran Institute of Technology (Itera) Lampung. This time they designed a deflector technology for Ocean Current Power Plant (PLTAL). The deflector is a tool to improve turbine performance in low-speed ocean current generators. This innovation is expected to encourage the development of PLTAL in Indonesia

[https://sites.google.com/d/1X_2SYxLOcCpR60MOHs-xgvJZjddqzlhS/p/1pkIYNJFL72o3yXn7aGTHqGCr652Io65l/edit]

Beware of Extreme Waves in Indonesian Waters

(August 14, 2021) Following the forecast of extreme weather with high waves in some regions, the Directorate General of Maritime Communications of the Ministry of Communications published Navigation Information. This information with Number 81/Phbl/2021 dated 12 August 2021 for the next 7 days.

[https://darilaut.id/berita/waspadai-gelombang-ekstrem-di-perairan-indonesia]

Is the Java Sea Still Potential for Fisheries?

(August 13, 2021) In recent years, the Java Sea waters which are included in the fisheries management area of the Republic of Indonesia (WPP-NRI) 712 have received great attention from marine and fisheries sector policy makers. The reason is because the waters of the Java Sea are said to have 'run out of breath', and it is predicted that its contents will run out.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/08/13/apakah-laut-jawa-masih-potensial-untuk-perikanan/]

Climate Change and Its Relation to Sea Level Change in the Perspective of the Past

(August 13, 2021) Global warming in addition to having an impact on climate change also has an impact on changes in sea level. Climate change causes changes in rainfall, temperature, wind, frequency of tropical storms, climatic phenomena and others. Indonesia is a maritime continent that has a sea (65%) wider than the land with the second longest coastline in the world, which is 108,000 km.

[https://www.kompas.com/sains/read/2021/08/13/130500023/perubahan-iklim-dan-kaitannya-dengan-perubahan-muka-laut-dalam-perspektif?page=all]

Coral Reef Recovery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 

(August 4, 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic, which has been going on since March 2020, is a dark time for all countries in the world. All activities were forced to stop, in order to avoid the transmission of the virus, which spreads very quickly. One thing that must stop is the coral reef monitoring activities carried out by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Within a year, activities are only carried out by remote monitoring.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/08/04/pemulihan-terumbu-karang-di-tengah-pandemi-covid-19/]

UGM Students Create Food Packaging from Seaweed Bioplastic 

(August 10, 2021) Many people do not know that, although it is popular as a food wrapper, styrofoam actually contains harmful substances that can cause many problems in the body, such as headaches, nervous disorders, to leukemia. Four UGM students initiated the development of safe food packaging for health as an environmentally friendly substitute for Styrofoam packaging from seaweed or seaweed bioplastic.


[https://www.liputan6.com/regional/read/4627613/mahasiswa-ugm-ciptakan-bungkus-makanan-dari-bioplastik-rumput-laut]

Protecting Marine Health, Minister Trenggono Ensures Indonesian Waters Are Cantrang Free

(August 8, 2021) Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Minister Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) Sakti Wahyu Trenggono emphasized that his party was committed to protecting Indonesian seas, one of which was by no longer allowing cantrang fishing gear to operate in Indonesian waters.

[https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/08/10/16473221/jaga-kesehatan-laut-menteri-trenggono-pastikan-perairan-indonesia-bebas?page=all]

LIPI: Indonesia's Deep Sea Ecosystem is Still Little Known for Its Potential 

(August 4, 2021) Indonesia has a wide and deep sea. Approximately 60% of Indonesia's sea with a depth of more than 200 meters. According to the Acting Head of the Deep Sea Research Center of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Nugroho Dwi Hananto, out of 60% of the deep sea we still know little about its potential. Moreover, the sea at a depth of 2000-4000 meters.

[https://darilaut.id/berita/lipi-ekosistem-laut-dalam-indonesia-masih-sedikit-yang-diketahui-potensinya]

Climate Change and Coral Reef Condition

(August 9, 2021) Over the past three years, coral reefs have experienced mass bleaching events. This is due to the increase in global surface temperature caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.

What is the current condition of coral reefs? The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Agency, as reported by Iucn.org, briefly explains the problem


[https://darilaut.id/berita/perubahan-iklim-dan-kondisi-terumbu-karang]

KKP Develops Nusantara Laut Application to Make it Easy for Fishermen

(August 8, 2021) The Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources Agency (BRSDM) of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has developed an Android-based application for the Nusantara Sea. This application is to make it easier for fishermen to catch fish in the sea. Through the Laut Nusantara application, fishermen can better plan fishing activities.

[https://prosesnews.id/kkp-kembangkan-aplikasi-laut-nusantara-untuk-mudahkan-para-nelayan/]

Indonesian Marine Research Strategy and Innovation 

(August 3, 2021) Marine research innovation through the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program – Coral Triangle Initiative (COREMAP-CTI) is one of the solutions for marine research strategies. Therefore, in the midst of issues and problems in the marine sector which is very complex and dynamic, strategic planning is needed to prepare oneself to face various situations in the future.

[https://darilaut.id/berita/strategi-dan-inovasi-riset-kelautan-indonesia]

Regulate Sustainable Marine Spatial Planning, KKP Issues New Ministerial Regulation 

(August 3, 2021) In order to manage marine space in a sustainable manner, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) issued the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Regulation (Permen KP) Number 28 of 2021 concerning the Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning.


[https://www.jawapos.com/ekonomi/03/08/2021/atur-penataan-ruang-laut-berkelanjutan-kkp-terbitkan-permen-baru/]

Halmahera and Papua Sea Exploration, KASAL Holds Expedition on Jl Citra I Aurora 2021 

(August 3, 2021) Expedition activities that collaborate with national researchers from ministries, institutions and universities in the fields of hydrography, geodesy, geology, oceanography, meteorology, and marine and fisheries aims to explore and unravel the mysteries of the Halmahera sea.

[https://nasional.sindonews.com/read/500750/14/ekplorasi-laut-halmahera-dan-papua-ksal-gelar-ekspedisi-jala-citra-i-aurora-2021-1627999714]

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources: Deep Sea Mineral Exploration Needs to be Expanded 

(July 22, 2021) The Director General (Dirjen) of Mineral and Coal of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ridwan Djamaluddin said it was necessary to continue and increase exploration activities for deep sea minerals in Indonesia. "In terms of biological resources, I think a lot has been done, but we still have to intensify these mineral resources," said Ridwan in the webinar 'Deep Sea Mineral Exploration in Indonesia: Potential, Policy, Challenges and Technology' in Jakarta, Thursday (22 /7/2021). Ridwan said that Indonesia's involvement and activities in deep sea mineral exploration in its own waters are currently still minimal.

[https://ekonomi.bisnis.com/read/20210722/44/1420826/kementerian-esdm-eksplorasi-mineral-laut-dalam-perlu-diperbanyak]

Can Carbon Absorbing Mangroves Be Replaced by Technology? 

(July 26, 2021) A number of areas are now experiencing natural disasters triggered by the decreasing mangrove cover. Young researchers are increasingly interested in studying and finding solutions to mangrove degradation because the potential for carbon sequestration is five times that of trees on land. Welcoming the commemoration of World Mangrove Day every July 26, Mongabay Indonesia also held an online discussion in the Nature Talk program led by Akita Verselita, inviting Trialaksita S.P. Ardhani, research fellow of The Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/07/26/apakah-mangrove-si-penyerap-karbon-bisa-tergantikan-teknologi/]

Sea Level higher than the ground in Muara Baru Jakarta

(August 2, 2021) President of the United States (US) Joe Biden predicts Jakarta will sink deeply in the next 10 years due to climate change. NASA noted that the land surface in northern Jakarta is 40 centimeters lower than sea level. For example, the Muara Baru area and a number of coastal areas north of Jakarta. "This is due to the high rate of land conversion and the dense population, as well as the extreme extraction of groundwater," said Metro TV reporter DK Nena Tanda in the Metro Siang program, Monday, August 2, 2021. NASA records a global sea level rise of 3.3 millimeters every year. The Indonesian government previously predicted that the ground level for DKI Jakarta would drop by 7.5 centimeters for the ground surface.

[https://www.medcom.id/nasional/metro/GNG77gxN-permukaan-air-laut-lebih-tinggi-dari-tanah-di-muara-baru-jakarta]

Here are the Challenges and Strategies for Blue Carbon Management in Indonesia 

(July 15, 2021) The government is optimistic that Indonesia can manage and inventory the potential of blue carbon stored in a number of coastal ecosystems. Mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs are considered to store large amounts of carbon so that they are considered greenhouse gas (GHG) absorption as a solution to the problem of global climate change, which has become a climate crisis. Therefore, the discussion of climate change is now related to the potential of blue carbon. Blue carbon management in Indonesia involves cross-sectoral. However, there are constraints on the validity and updating of data, as well as the degradation of the ecosystem.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/07/12/begini-tantangan-dan-strategi-pengelolaan-karbon-biru-di-indonesia/]

Bioplastics from Seaweed, Solutions for Healthy Oceans 

(July 15, 2021) The Indonesian sea has serious problems related to environmental pollution due to plastic waste. Garbage that comes from land takes a very long time, even hundreds of years, to decompose. This is not only a problem for Indonesia but also for the whole country. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is here to offer an alternative solution. Data in research journals (Groh et al., 2019) said that global plastic production had reached 380 million tons in 2015, with around 40 percent of it used for packaging. Another research journal (Zhang, Show, & Ho, 2019) said that the negative side of discarded plastic waste can cause some serious environmental problems, such as greenhouse gas emissions, the generation of microplastics and the toxic effects it causes.


[https://pressrelease.kontan.co.id/release/bioplastik-dari-rumput-laut-solusi-membuat-laut-sehat?page=all]

BPPT: Marine mineral exploration supports environmentally friendly technology 

(July 21, 2021) Head of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) Hammam Riza said exploration and exploitation of deep sea minerals in Indonesia also supports the development of environmentally friendly technologies. "Why are deep sea minerals so interesting and important? This is largely due to the fact that terrestrial mineral deposits are depleting for metals such as copper, nickel, aluminum, manganese, zinc, lithium and cobalt," Hammam said in a virtual seminar (webinar) with the theme "Deep Sea Mineral Exploration in Indonesia: Potential, Policy, Challenges and Technology" in Jakarta, Thursday.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2281458/bppt-eksplorasi-mineral-laut-dukung-teknologi-ramah-lingkungan]

Efforts to map the ocean floor are 'over 20% already' - why is a seabed map needed? 

(June 27 2021) Research efforts to compile a definitive map of the Earth's ocean floor are a bit more advanced in approaching completion. Modern measurements of the depth and shape of the ocean floor currently cover 20.6% of the total area under water. Only slightly increased from last year (19%); but as others have experienced, the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has been hampered by a pandemic. That additional 1.6% is in the form of a stretch of seabed roughly equivalent to half the size of the United States of America.

[https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-57581583]

Damage to Marine Ecosystems in Indonesia: Who Is Lost? 

(June 28, 2021) Indonesia is geographically a country that has a large ocean area. Indonesia also has thousands of islands. Therefore, Indonesia is dubbed as a maritime country. Indonesia is an archipelagic country with two-thirds of the ocean area larger than the land. The vast territorial waters make Indonesia a country rich in marine resources. Indonesia's marine ecosystem is also very diverse so it has strong potential to be developed.  


[https://kumparan.com/nanda-putri-indra-rizkya/kerusakan-ekosistem-laut-di-indonesia-siapa-yang-dirugikan-1w1odXTVfTD]

LIPI: Coral reef degradation in Ambon Bay due to land clearing 

(July 5, 2021) The deep sea research center (P2LD) of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences stated that land clearing in hilly areas has an impact on the degradation or decline of coral reef conditions in the waters of Ambon Bay. "The clearing of top land on the island of Ambon also contributes to the sedimentation process in the coastal areas of the bay which also has an impact on the sustainability of coral reefs in Ambon Bay," said the innovator of the LIPI Deep Sea Research Center (P2LD) Daniel D Palasula in Ambon, Saturday.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2249814/lipi-degradasi-terumbu-karang-di-teluk-ambon-dampak-pembukaan-lahan]

Marine Climate is a Climate System Existing in Maritime Waters, Know its Characteristics 

(June 21, 2021) As is known, every country has a different type of climate. Starting from tropical climates, subtropics, temperate climates, to polar climates. Each type of climate certainly has its own characteristics that affect the natural conditions in the country. For example, Indonesia, which has a tropical climate, usually has high air temperatures because it always gets sunlight, rainfall is high and more frequent than other regions, as well as warmer air temperatures with an annual average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. The natural conditions in Indonesia are certainly different from Greenland, which has a polar climate, or Japan and Korea, which have a subtropical climate.

[https://www.merdeka.com/jateng/iklim-laut-adalah-sistem-iklim-yang-ada-di-perairan-maritim-ketahui-ciri-cirinya-kln.html]

Poor Indonesian Marine Health Index, Impacted Economic Value 

(June 21, 2021) Indonesia's Ocean Health Index (OHI) was ranked 137 out of 221 countries in 2018, which resulted in a reduction in the economic value of the region. Director General of Marine Spatial Management at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries TB Haeru Rahayu said various factors were the cause of Indonesia's low OHI index, including marine pollution (plastic and waste) and climate change causing marine ecosystem degradation. In fact, he continued, with good coral reef health conditions have benefits for the biota that live in them as well as economic benefits for coastal communities. Healthy coral reefs can also support tourism sector activities, namely diving, to bring in domestic and foreign tourists. 


[https://ekonomi.bisnis.com/read/20210621/98/1408096/indeks-kesehatan-laut-indonesia-buruk-nilai-ekonomi-terimbas]

Use of Fish Bombs, Pollution and Sedimentation Cause Coral Reef Damage 

(June 22, 2021)  Indonesia is the country with the largest part of the world's coral triangle (coral triangle). Indonesia is also an area that gets a lot of disturbances and threats due to human activities. This disturbance often causes damage to coral reefs in Indonesia. Launching Ipb.ac.id, Monday (21/6), the use of fish bombs, pollution and sedimentation, coral mining for building materials are the most common disturbances found in Indonesia. “This condition is the cause of extensive damage to coral reefs in Indonesia. Currently, the condition of coral reefs in several areas in Indonesia is decreasing," said IPB University Coral Reef expert Dr Beginer Subhan, in the Reef Corner Discussion with Dr Munasik and Dr Rahmadi Prasetya.

[https://darilaut.id/berita/penggunaan-bom-ikan-polusi-dan-sedimentasi-penyebab-kerusakan-terumbu-karang]

Diversity of Coral Transplants Increases with the Use of PVC Pipe 

(June 12, 2021) The diversity of substrate choices for coral transplantation is now increasing. Previously there was a biorock with low voltage electricity, various forms of concrete materials such as fishdome and crocodile bread, earth pegs, coconut shells, and others. Transplantation is an activity to multiply coral colonies. While the substrate is an artificial medium to attach coral fragments or pieces. Since 2018, the KEHATI Foundation and PT Asahimas Chemical have been rehabilitating damaged corals in the Sangiang Island Nature Tourism Area. 

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/06/12/keragaman-transplantasi-karang-bertambah-dengan-penggunaan-pipa-pvc/]

KKP invites the community to explore the potential of seaweed commodities 

(June 16, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) invites various communities and business actors in the marine and fisheries sector to be more interested in exploring the potential contained in seaweed commodities which are very abundant in Indonesian waters. "Seaweed is one of the most abundant biological resources in Indonesian waters," said the Director General of Strengthening the Competitiveness of Marine and Fishery Products (PDSPKP) KKP Artati Widiarti,


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2214350/kkp-ajak-masyarakat-gali-potensi-komoditas-rumput-laut]

KKP Collects Marine Debris on Dobo Beach 

(June 20, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) through the Directorate General of Marine Spatial Management (Ditjen PRL) carried out beach clean-up activities in Dobo, Maluku on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Activities to combat waste in coastal areas through the Love of the Sea Movement (GITA LAUT) This is also done on Coral Triangle Day (CT Day) which is celebrated every June 9th. By adhering to health protocols, as much as 835.5 kilograms of waste was collected during the action. 595 kilograms of which is plastic waste, while the rest is organic, metal/glass and mixed waste.

[https://nasional.tempo.co/read/1474679/kkp-kumpulkan-sampah-laut-di-pantai-dobo]

Indonesia's Naval Power Leap 

(June 14, 2021) Indonesia bought eight frigates from Italy? So far there has been no official confirmation from the Ministry of Defense (Kemhan) regarding the massive Alutsista spending. However, in terms of needs, the TNI does need the support of strong and sophisticated alutsista in order to secure state sovereignty in the sea area. The purchase of the warships consisting of six FREMM-class frigates and two former maestrale-class frigates will not only provide a capable deterrent in the midst of conflicts in the South China Sea (LCS), but also increase capabilities while making the Indonesian Navy a world-class power. 

[https://nasional.sindonews.com/read/454484/14/lompatan-kekuatan-laut-indonesia-1623589574]

KKP socializes the rules for the use of Raja Ampat marine space 

(June 13, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) stated that it has disseminated various regulations on the use of marine space, especially those related to investment in the Raja Ampat area, West Papua. "Law No. 11 of 2021 concerning Job Creation and its derivative regulations give more attention to the use of marine space, we need to socialize this to the community, including stakeholders involved in the utilization of marine space in the Raja Ampat region," said Plt. Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision of KKP Antam Novambar in a press release in Jakarta, Sunday.


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2208014/kkp-sosialisasi-aturan-pemanfaatan-ruang-laut-raja-ampat]

KKP rebuilds a coral reef center, this time in Maratua, East Kalimantan 

(June 15, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has built a coral stock center (CSC), after in Malalayang Manado, North Sulawesi, a similar center has now been rebuilt on Maratua Island, East Kalimantan Province. Director General of Marine Spatial Management KKP Tb. Haeru Rahayu in a written statement in Jakarta, Tuesday, said that Maratua Island was chosen because it is a Certain National Strategic Area (KSNT) with a diversity of coral reefs that support the coral reef triangle.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2211610/kkp-bangun-lagi-pusat-terumbu-karang-kali-ini-di-maratua-kaltim]

In Commemoration of World Oceans Day, Minister Trenggono Invites People to Protect Marine Ecosystems 

(June 8, 2021) The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KP) Sakti Wahyu Trenggono invites the entire community to participate in preserving the marine ecosystem. For that, he always uses several important steps, such as eliminating the bad habit of littering and restoring coral reefs and mangroves. "This is a joint step in presenting a healthy and economically sustainable sea," he explained in an official press statement, quoted by Kompas.com, Tuesday (8/7/2021). This was stated by Trenggono following the celebration of World Oceans Day and World Coral Triangle Day which falls every June 8th.

[https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/08/19460241/peringati-hari-laut-sedunia-menteri-trenggono-ajak-masyarakat-jaga-ekosistem?page=all]

Protect Marine Ecosystems, This is the World's Largest Coral Reef Restoration 

(June 8, 2021) Like tropical rain forests on land, the existence of coral reefs in the sea is very important because it is home to a quarter of marine life. But unfortunately, the existence of coral reefs is currently threatened by overexploitation, destructive fishing practices, pollution, and climate change. Scientists estimate that, if no action is taken, 90 percent of the world's tropical coral reef population will disappear by 2043. In fact, nearly 500 million people depend on coral reefs for food, income and coastal protection. To prevent this global threat, pet food brand Sheba, together with Mars, Incorporated, joined Hope Reef, part of the world's largest coral reef restoration program.


[https://www.suara.com/lifestyle/2021/06/08/165212/lindungi-ekosistem-laut-inilah-restorasi-terumbu-karang-terbesar-di-dunia?page=all]

KKP Opens Marine Space Utilization Licensing Service Outlet

(June 13, 2021) The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) recently opened a Conformity Licensing Outlet for Sea Space Utilization Activities (KKPRL) to facilitate business actors and the government/regional government and provide the best service for the community. The licensing booth which was opened in collaboration with the Banten Province Investment and One Stop Service Office will be held in Serang Banten from May 31 to June 1, 2021. Director General of Marine Spatial Management, Tb. Haeru Rahayu explained that stakeholders who will carry out marine space utilization activities will later be given permission in the form of an Approval for the Suitability of Sea Space Utilization.

[https://nasional.tempo.co/read/1472049/kkp-buka-gerai-layanan-perizinan-pemanfaatan-ruang-laut/full&view=ok]

Enforcing the Law at Sea with the Power of Data and Information 

(June 11, 2021) Indonesia's marine area is one of the largest in the world today. In fact, the coastline throughout the archipelago has long been ordained by the world as the second longest after Canada. This fact confirms that Indonesia is a very large archipelagic country. To be able to protect the sea area very well, it does not only require large and strong personnel, but also the latest technology that can support the performance of the personnel and the fleet of ships that are conducting surveillance.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/06/07/menegakkan-hukum-di-laut-dengan-kekuatan-data-dan-informasi/]

World Oceans Day, Trenggono Explains Critical Mangrove Conditions 

(June 8, 2021) Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono invites the public to participate in preserving the marine ecosystem. The appeal was conveyed in commemoration of World Oceans Day, Tuesday (8/6) and World Coral Triangle Day, Wednesday (9/6). Trenggono hopes that the community can start eliminating the bad habit of littering and start following the coral and mangrove restoration movement. This movement is echoed as a joint step in bringing a healthy ocean and a sustainable economy.


[https://finance.detik.com/berita-ekonomi-bisnis/d-5598192/hari-laut-sedunia-trenggono-beberkan-kondisi-mangrove-kritis]

World Oceans Day 2021: Indonesia Strengthens Maritime and Fisheries Cooperation with France 

(June 4, 2021) The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said that Indonesia and France are friendly countries that have historical closeness. "Cooperation in the marine and fisheries sector this time is also to strengthen the implementation of maritime cooperation that was declared in 2017," he said as quoted by ANTARA. 

[https://zonabanten.pikiran-rakyat.com/nasional/pr-232023567/hari-laut-sedunia-2021-indonesia-perkuat-kerja-sama-bidang-kelautan-dan-perikanan-dengan-prancis]

Marine Thermal Energy Potentially Developed in North Bali Waters 

(May 31, 2021) The Indonesian government is trying to harvest new and renewable energy to reduce the production of greenhouse gas emissions, one of which is by utilizing ocean thermal energy or Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). "Based on the results of the study, marine thermal energy technology has the potential to be developed in the waters north of Bali," said National Energy Council Member Herman Darnel Ibrahim as quoted by Antara, Monday, May 31, 2021. Ocean thermal energy is part of the new renewable energy sourced from differences in seawater temperatures which are easily found in tropical marine waters.

[https://m.medcom.id/amp/zNPO5YAK-energi-panas-laut-berpotensi-dikembangkan-di-perairan-utara-bali]

Good Marine Potential, KKP and Kebumen Regency Government Initiate Shrimp Estate

(May 31, 2021) Kebumen, Central Java (Central Java) has a beach length of 57.5 kilometers (km). Of course, the potential is enormous. Starting from catching fish and lobster, salt and shrimp ponds. Along the coast of Kebumen there are already operating shrimp ponds. However, it is still not integrated. With such potential, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) considers that Kebumen deserves to be an integrated fishing industry area located on the southern coast of Central Java. "Kebumen has prerequisites to become an integrated fishing industry area," Slamet Soebjakto when visiting the coastal area in the Kali Buntu area, Klirong District in mid-May, who at that time was still the Director General (Dirjen) of KKP Aquaculture.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/31/potensi-kelautan-bagus-kkp-dan-pemkab-kebumen-gagas-shrimp-estate/]

Here's How to Measure the Depth of the Sea

(June 4, 2021) The oceans are a part of the Earth that is still full of mysteries and difficult to study. The ocean is so vast with the diversity of organisms in it seems to be a charm in itself. In several Hollywood films depicted several large and deadly marine animals that attack humans. An example is a film that tells the story of a megalodon shark that attacks humans on ships. It turns out that megalodon sharks do not live in shallow seas and have little chance of encountering humans. This one shark lives in the sea with a depth of 2,000 meters. In addition, the researchers also mentioned that the surface of the seabed is uneven and has an average depth of about 3,700 meters.

[https://www.kompas.com/sains/read/2021/06/04/110500123/begini-cara-mengukur-kedalaman-laut-?page=all]

Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, BMKG Yogya: Beware of Tides 

(May 26, 2021) The phenomenon of a total super blood moon lunar eclipse will occur today, May 26, 2021. This phenomenon can be witnessed directly with the naked eye in almost all parts of Indonesia, including the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) because the weather conditions are predicted to be sunny all day long. cloudy. "However, we urge people on the south coast of Yogya to be aware of the potential for high waves along with this phenomenon, they should not witness this phenomenon from the coastal area," said Head of Geophysics Station of BMKG Yogya Ikhsan Pramudya, to Tempo, Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

[https://tekno.tempo.co/read/1465911/gerhana-bulan-super-blood-moon-bmkg-yogya-waspadai-pasang-air-laut]

DFW: Revitalizing customary law in managing national marine resources 

(May 26, 2021) he Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW) wants customary law that has been going on for generations in various regions to be revitalized to support the management of national marine resources. "There needs to be a revitalization of customary law in managing marine resources and encouraging it to become formal laws and policies at the local level," said DFW Indonesia National Coordinator Moh Abdi Suhufan in a written statement in Jakarta, Wednesday. Moh Abdi gave an example, the revitalization of customary law is important, such as in Wabula waters, Buton, Southeast Sulawesi. 


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2176242/dfw-revitalisasi-hukum-adat-dalam-kelola-sumber-daya-laut-nasional]

This is the Impact of Seroja Tropical Cyclone on the Coral Reef in Savu Sea TNP

(May 30, 2021) Seroja Tropical Cyclone that hit the NTT Province in early April 2021 resulted in flash floods, landslides and strong winds. This storm also caused damage to the coral reef ecosystem in these waters KKP, through BKKPN Kupang, supported by the Nusantara Nature Conservation Foundation (YKAN), conducted a preliminary survey at 19 Savu Sea TNP locations. The survey results showed strong indications of considerable damage to coral reefs, although it was not evenly distributed everywhere. Undana Kupang lecturers asked that it be necessary to study the side effects of damage to coral reefs on livelihoods or livelihoods through environmental risk analysis and economic valuation.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/30/inilah-dampak-badai-siklon-tropis-seroja-pada-terumbu-karang-di-tnp-laut-sawu/]

Encouraging Seaweed Development, Minister of Cooperatives: Fortunately many times that of salt 

(May 23, 2021) Minister for Cooperatives Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki encourages the growth of productive businesses in the marine sector such as seaweed, especially in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). That is because of its large potential, but it has not been maximally managed. He said, NTT has rich marine resources. Therefore, he is encouraged to create superior marine products. "The Fish Auction Place (TPI) has also been managed by the cooperative and it must be maximized," said MenkopUKM Teten Masduki in Jakarta, Sunday (23/5/2021). In addition to utilizing marine resources to encourage the scale of cooperative business, he added, it also helped improve the quality of community resources (HR). One of the marine resources that can be cultivated to get maximum results is seaweed.

[https://www.inews.id/finance/bisnis/dorong-kembangkan-rumput-laut-menkop-untungnya-berkali-kali-lipat-dari-garam]

IPB expert: Indonesia's marine ecosystems contribute directly to the economy 

(May 23, 2021) A marine expert from IPB University, Dr. Hawis Madduppa, said that Indonesia's marine ecosystem can make a direct contribution to the community's economy. "From coastal ecosystems, such as ecosystems of coral reefs, seagrass and mangroves alone can contribute a lot to the Indonesian economy," said the Head of the Department of Marine Science and Technology (ITK), Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) IPB University in his statement received in Jakarta, Sunday. He explained that the three ecosystems can contribute in the form of ecosystem services such as provision services, habitat services, cultural services, and research services. Provision services, he said, can provide arrangements for providing food, raw materials or energy.


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2171486/ahli-ipb-ekosistem-laut-indonesia-beri-kontribusi-langsung-ekonomi]

Indonesia Can Now Produce Marine Mapping Assisted Vessels 

(May 26, 2021) PT Karimun Anugerah Sejati has succeeded in building a 40 meter fast patrol boat (PC), which will become part of the Main Equipment of the Indonesian National Army Weapon System (Alutsista). Chief of Naval Staff (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono said, so far, the procurement and construction of hydro-oceanographic auxiliary vessels or marine mapping is still being carried out by foreign shipyards. "The 40 meter PC ship, which has been proven successfully in the development of defense industry technology, is expected to be a solution in an effort to reduce dependence on other countries in the future," Yudo said in a written statement, Tuesday (25/5/2021). Yudo said the 40 meter PC ship would later function as an auxiliary ship for Hydro Oceanography. 

[https://money.kompas.com/read/2021/05/26/062559426/indonesia-kini-bisa-produksi-kapal-bantu-pemetaan-laut]

Unpad Marine Experts Describe Typical Marine Locations of KRI Nanggala-402 

(May 17, 2021) The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine was officially declared submerged by the Indonesian Navy and is estimated to be at a depth of 838 meters in Bali waters, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Lecturer and marine researcher at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Padjadjaran University, Syawaludin Alisyahbana Harahap, M.Sc said that in theory the location of the submarine was in the deep sea zone. Reporting from unpad.ac.id, when viewed from the description of the location, according to Syawaludin, the sinking of KRI Nanggala-402 is in the continental slope zone in Bali waters. Geographically, the Bali sea area is a meeting zone for the Sunda shelf in the west with the Sahul in the east, which is separated by the Kangean Islands which are located in the north of the island of Bali.

[https://tekno.tempo.co/read/1463076/pakar-kelautan-unpad-beberkan-tipikal-laut-lokasi-karamnya-kri-nanggala-402]

Sea Sand Mining Risks 

(May 16, 2021) The plan for sea sand mining has attracted the attention of various parties who care about the environment. Due to the incidence of environmental destruction in coastal areas and oceans in Indonesia which causes damage to biological and non-living ecosystems, which in turn results in losses and suffering to local communities. Some cases such as the loss of islands in Batam waters (2004), damaged beaches and loss of livelihoods for fishermen in the waters of Banten Bay are the impact of sand mining activities by PT Jetstar in Tj Pontang (2004), and the risk of water turbidity due to dredging of sea sand. Exploitation of sea sand as a potential investment resource should be based on an in-depth assessment of risks. Disaster mitigation measures against physical and environmental hazards must be prepared. Due to the fact that sea sand mining activities will actually have an impact and risk that is not small to the area and the community.


[https://kumparan.com/yon-yonvitner/risiko-penambangan-pasir-laut-1vkoWGZOI4R/full]

Various Unique Functions of a Coastal Guardian

(May 21, 2021) The greatness of mangrove plants (mangroves) as guardians of coastal areas is not in doubt. The plant colonies that form a forest area on the coast, are able to become a strong fortress against all forms of natural disasters originating from the sea. Researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2O LIPI) Research Center for Oceanography I Wayan Eka Dharmawan said that mangroves have a special function in preserving the environment around them. This function is to clean up the trash on the coast. This function will run on mangroves, if there is garbage that is dumped carelessly or carried by the current and enters the mangrove forest area. "There is something unique in the field that the garbage dumped carelessly by the community can be trapped by mangroves, so that the beach or sea becomes cleaner," he said recently in Jakarta.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/21/beragam-fungsi-unik-si-penjaga-pesisir-laut/]

Adaptation of Timbulsloko Coastal Residents After Village is Submerged in Sea Water 

(May 14, 2021) Sea water soaked several hamlets in Timbulsloko Village, Sayung District, Demak, Central Java. In the past, the road in front of residents' houses was still accessible by four-wheeled vehicles. Now, you can only use a canoe. When the tidal flood receded, the water was knee-deep. Timbulsloko is one of the villages experiencing the worst tidal flooding on the coast of Demak. This village has four hamlets, namely Bogorame, Timbulsloko, Wonorejo, and Karanggeneng. The 2019 data states, the population is 3,710 people, most of whom work as fishermen and factory workers.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/14/adaptasi-warga-pesisir-timbulsloko-setelah-kampung-terendam-air-laut/]

The people of Tanjung Punai who cannot be far from the sea and mangroves 

(May 14, 2021) The people of Tanjung Punai Hamlet in Belo Laut Village, West Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands, live in a marine culture. They guard the sea and also protect the mangrove forest of Tanjung Punai covering an area of ​​2,000 hectares. The well-maintained mangrove conditions have made Tanjung Punai Hamlet a production center for blood clams, as well as various other marine products. On the coast of Tanjung Punai Hamlet, you can find many belangkas, protected ancient animals, which have medicinal properties. However, the fishermen did not hunt or trade them.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/14/masyarakat-tanjung-punai-yang-tidak-bisa-jauh-dari-laut-dan-mangrove/]

Competing Solutions for Healthy Seas Through Technology 

(May 9, 2021) A number of young people discussed what technologies contribute to realizing sustainable seas in Indonesia? Is it a solution to the threats and problems facing the oceans today and in the future? The hybrid, online and offline Sail to Campus will be held by Econusa at Padjadjaran University on May 3, 2021. The topic is conical, "Technology vs Threats, Can Healthy Seas Be Achieved?" Wildan Ghiffary, representative of Global Fishing Watch, said the focus is on using technology to support the sustainability of marine resources. This collaboration between Oceana, Skytruth and Google creates maps and analyzes using satellite search principles to monitor global marine activity.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/09/adu-solusi-untuk-laut-sehat-lewat-teknologi/]

Utilizing the Sea, Means Keeping the Ocean Sustainable 

(May 5, 2021) The use of marine space in Indonesia's territorial waters must be able to run in accordance with sustainable principles for the preservation of the environment and natural resources in the sea. This principle should not be violated, because it is to keep the ecosystem in the sea in good condition. Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said, although there is an obligation to be able to maintain the principle of sustainability, the use of marine space will still be carried out as before, including for national economic activities.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/05/05/memanfaatkan-laut-berarti-menjaga-laut-tetap-berkelanjutan/]

Researchers Successfully Uncover Mysterious Pathways in the Arctic Deep Sea 

(May 6, 2021) The mysterious traces that form a path were found on the ocean floor in the Arctic. Research teams from Germany and Norway also succeeded in uncovering this unusual pathway in the deep sea. The researchers were very surprised to see the detailed high-resolution images of the deep seabed of the Arctic. Mysterious trails like paths that traverse sediment are known to end where sponges are. The path spreads in all directions, including uphill. The research team's findings lead to the conclusion that sponges may be actively moving, even if only a few centimeters per year.


[https://www.kompas.com/sains/read/2021/05/06/143000223/peneliti-berhasil-ungkap-jalur-misterius-di-laut-dalam-arktik?page=all]

The Role of Seaweed as Protecting the Earth from Climate Change 

(May 7, 2021)  Climate change has been a troubling problem since the beginning of the third millennium. However, if compared to global warming, which is more often echoed in cyberspace, the issue of climate change is more often ignored. The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Starting from natural disasters to increasing water levels to submerging the island little by little. This problem becomes increasingly complex by allowing human activities to destroy nature, such as the opening of green areas for housing, massive tree cutting, to air pollution. One of the ways to reduce air pollution problem is by planting trees. 

[https://www.merdeka.com/teknologi/peran-rumput-laut-sebagai-penjaga-bumi-dari-perubahan-iklim.html]

The Magnetic Strength of Indonesia's East Sea 

(April 28, 2021) The Arafura Sea and the Timor Sea are part of the territorial waters of Indonesia which directly border with neighboring countries such as Australia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. As a border area, these two waters play a very important role for the sovereignty of the Indonesian nation. This important and strategic position has made the Arafura Sea and Timor Sea always the target of many interested parties, from Indonesia and directly bordering countries. As a result, the security of the water area is disturbed.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/28/kekuatan-magnet-laut-timur-indonesia/]

Potential Tsunami in the South Java Sea, Risma Reminded Residents to Remain Alert 

(May 1, 2021) Social Minister Tri Rismaharini admitted that he was afraid to see the prediction of a potential tsunami in the South Java Sea. For that, Risma reminded the public to always be vigilant and learn mitigation. "I was also scared. I had a video conference with the head of the office along the southern side of the Java Sea and arrived in Sumatra in anticipation of the 8.7 SR earthquake forecast that would cause a 20-meter tsunami impact," said Risma in her speech when inaugurating the Sawunggaling Bridge and Antar Terminal. Joyoboyo Surabaya mode, Saturday (1/5/2021).


[https://news.detik.com/berita-jawa-timur/d-5554072/potensi-tsunami-di-laut-selatan-jawa-risma-ingatkan-warga-tetap-waspada]

Efforts to Restore Critical Mangrove Ecosystems 

(May 4, 2021) Indonesia is still struggling to restore the mangrove forest ecosystem (mangrove), which is currently in critical condition and spreads throughout the province. Recovery efforts are carried out by means of rehabilitation carried out by the Government of Indonesia. From the records of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), the mangrove ecosystem, which is in critical condition, currently covers 637 thousand hectares or covers 19 percent of the total mangrove area in Indonesia which reaches 3.3 million hectares.

[https://www.nusabali.com/berita/94196/sampah-rumput-laut-kotori-pantai-tanjung-benoa]

What are the uses of remote sensing in various fields? 

(April 28, 2021) In geography studies, remote sensing functions to obtain information on the earth's surface from a certain distance. Simply put, when observing a scene from below and it is not yet clear, then go up to the top so that the view is clearer. The illustration above is the basic principle of remote sensing. The difference is, currently, remote sensing is carried out with sophisticated technology using electromagnetic wave sensors. Quoted from UGM's page, the definition of remote sensing is the science of collecting information about an object, area, or phenomenon, which is usually related to the earth's environment, through a recording device that uses electromagnetic waves without having to touch the object.

[https://tirto.id/apa-saja-pemanfaatan-penginderaan-jauh-dalam-berbagai-bidang-gedi]

KKP has prepared priority steps to deal with the phenomenon of stranded marine mammals 

(April 29, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has prepared several priority steps in dealing with the megafauna phenomenon of marine mammals such as whales and sharks that were stranded in a fairly close span of time in Indonesia."A number of priority steps will be taken by the KKP in order to deal with the number of stranded marine megafauna incidents," said KKP Director General of Marine Spatial Management Tb Haeru Rahayu who is familiarly called Tebe in a release in Jakarta, Thursday.


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2128978/kkp-siapkan-langkah-prioritas-tangani-fenomena-mamalia-laut-terdampar]

Seaweed Debris Littering Tanjung Benoa Beach. The Badung LHK Service Reaches 4 Tons a Day 

(April 30, 2021) Seaweed debris that has pulled ashore due to the eastern wind, and this condition has been happening since mid-April 2021. After the rubbish sent due to the west wind has passed, the garbage sent due to the easter wind has returned to hit the Badung area. The consignment waste is dominated by seaweed waste. This time the affected areas are along the coast in Tanjung Benoa, South Kuta District, Badung. Even though it's only seaweed debris, the Badung Environment and Sanitation Service (LHK) officers clean up the garbage every day, which reaches 4 tons per day on average. 

[https://www.nusabali.com/berita/94196/sampah-rumput-laut-kotori-pantai-tanjung-benoa]

This is the condition of the sea where the KRI Nanggala-402 drowned 

(April 26, 2021)  After KRI Nanggala-402 lost contact for three days, the Indonesian Navy submarine was officially declared sunk on April 24, 2021. The last KRI Nanggala-402 was detected at a depth of 850 meters. A total of 53 crew members who served in it, died. KSAL Admiral Yudo Margono said that one of the difficulties in searching was the depth of the sea. However, the team continued to carry out the search and lift procedures for the ship. The search was carried out by deploying dozens of ships and assistance from friendly countries.

[https://inet.detik.com/science/d-5546812/begini-kondisi-laut-tempat-kri-nanggala-402-tenggelam]

Lapan: Supermoon Cause Maximum Tides in the Sea 

(April 27, 2021) Head of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) Thomas Djamaluddin said supermoon or purnama perigee (closest full moon) can cause maximum tides in the sea."There will be no significant impact, apart from the maximum tide in the sea, if it is not accompanied by bad weather at sea," said Thomas when contacted by Antara, Jakarta, Tuesday (27/4). Supermoon or full moon perigee (closest full moon) occurs at night on April 27, 2021. 


[https://www.viva.co.id/vstory/opini-vstory/1366733-wisata-bahari-jadi-ancaman-kehidupan-ekosistem-laut]

7 Amazing Benefits of Seaweed 

(April 29, 2021) The benefits of seaweed have been widely known since ancient times. The Romans used seaweed which was made into flour as a burn medicine and other medicinal ingredients.In East Asia such as Japan and China, seaweed is commonly used for food processing. That's why, a lot of the food there comes from processed seaweed, such as onigiri and sushi. Seaweed itself is included in the algae family, which are usually green, brown and red algae. Not only does it have a unique taste, the nutritional content of seaweed is quite diverse.

[https://kesehatan.kontan.co.id/news/7-manfaat-rumput-laut-yang-menakjubkan]

What Causes the Occurrence of Tidal? 

(April 21, 2021) The sea occupies about 71 percent of the total surface area of ​​the earth. The amount is so far from the total land area. The sea is salt water that separates or even connected between continents and islands. Referring to Law Number 32 of 2014, the sea is defined as a water space on the surface of the earth that connects land and other natural forms. The sea is also defined as a geographic and ecological entity whose boundaries are regulated in international law and law. The sea has a big role for life on earth. Various marine potentials such as fish, salt, energy generation, and tourism are widely used by humans. 

[https://tirto.id/apa-penyebab-terjadinya-air-laut-pasang-dan-surut-gdaa]

Marine Tourism Becomes a Threat to Marine Ecosystems 

(April 22, 2021)  Indonesia as a maritime country has a very high potential for natural resources. Indonesian sea territory itself is about ¾ wide part of the national territory. As the largest archipelagic country in the world which has a sea area of ​​about 3.257 million km2 and a beach length of ± 99,093 km, the potential for biodiversity in the Indonesian oceans (marine biodiversity) is of course very abundant. The Indonesian sea is believed to provide many contributions to fisheries in the world and promises optimal potential for the welfare of the Indonesian nation itself both in social and economic development, especially for people in the coastal areas of Indonesia. 


[https://www.viva.co.id/vstory/opini-vstory/1366733-wisata-bahari-jadi-ancaman-kehidupan-ekosistem-laut]

The Conditions and Pressure of the Sea at a Depth of 800 Meters 

(April 25, 2021) Commander of the Indonesian Navy (Danlanal) Denpasar Bali Colonel Laut (P) I Komang Teguh Ardana, S.T., M.A.P., attended an Underwater Clean Up and Beach activity, at Matahari Terbit Beach, Sanur, Denpasar, Sunday (18/4).This beach clean-up action was held to commemorate International Earth Day 2021. During the event with the theme Together We Have The Power To Restore Our Earth, Denpasar Bali Navy Base personnel collaborated with DPP IARMI Bali and Ugracena Bali Student Regiment to carry out underwater clean up scuba diving involving 25 divers from P3B, IARMI Bali, and Jala Darma.

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/teknologi/20210425154556-199-634526/meraba-kondisi-dan-tekanan-laut-di-kedalaman-800-meter/2]

Utilization of Marine Space Applying Sustainable Principles 

(April 15, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is targeting Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) from the use of marine space to increase this year. To achieve this target, a sustainable principle is needed so that the marine ecosystem is maintained. One of the things done by the KKP in ensuring environmentally friendly economic activities in marine space is by involving experts from well-known universities in Indonesia, be they experts in the fields of marine, economics to the environment. The use of marine space for economic activities varies greatly, such as planting submarine cables or pipes for telecommunications facilities, drilling for oil and natural gas to tourism activities.

[https://investor.id/business/pemanfaatan-ruang-laut-terapkan-prinsip-berkelanjutan]

Blue Economy to Maintain Marine and Coastal Ecosystems 

(April 17, 2021) The commitment to carry out development by maintaining the principles of environmental sustainability and at the same time increasing welfare in the marine and fisheries sector was declared by the Government of Indonesia. Those commitments combine, as the world is adopting the principles of a blue economy. The impetus for implementing these principles is in the report Ocean for Welfare: Reforms for a Blue Economy in Indonesia published by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs (Kemenko Marves) and Investments with the World Bank.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/17/ekonomi-biru-untuk-menjaga-ekosistem-laut-dan-pesisir/]

Lifting Underwater Trash, Lanal Denpasar Sent Dozens of Divers 

(April 18, 2021) Commander of the Indonesian Navy (Danlanal) Denpasar Bali Colonel Laut (P) I Komang Teguh Ardana, S.T., M.A.P., attended an Underwater Clean Up and Beach activity, at Matahari Terbit Beach, Sanur, Denpasar, Sunday (18/4).This beach clean-up action was held to commemorate International Earth Day 2021. During the event with the theme Together We Have The Power To Restore Our Earth, Denpasar Bali Navy Base personnel collaborated with DPP IARMI Bali and Ugracena Bali Student Regiment to carry out underwater clean up scuba diving involving 25 divers from P3B, IARMI Bali, and Jala Darma.

[https://radarbali.jawapos.com/read/2021/04/18/255277/angkat-sampah-bawah-laut-lanal-denpasar-terjunkan-puluhan-penyelam]

Population Decreases Drastically, KKP Issues NAP for Shark Conservation 

(April 12, 2021)  The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) stated that the population of sharks and rays around the world is said to have dropped drastically by 70 percent over the past 50 years. Overfishing is the biggest threat to marine fish extinction. Indonesia is considered to be the country with the largest catch of sharks and rays, reaching 12.31 percent or 88,790 tons per year. Limited scientific information about shark and ray resources in Indonesia is still a big challenge for shark and ray conservation.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/12/populasi-turun-drastis-kkp-terbitkan-ran-konservasi-hiu/]

Minister Trenggono: Economic activities at sea must be environmentally friendly 

(April 13, 2021) Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono emphasized that although non-tax state revenue (PNBP) is targeted to increase, economic activity in the use of space in the sea must be environmentally friendly and protect the marine ecosystem. "This (marine space) must be protected. If it is not maintained, it will have a wider effect over a long period of time which will disrupt the ecosystem of life," said Sakti Wahyu Trenggono in a press release in Jakarta, Tuesday.


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2098706/menteri-trenggono-aktivitas-ekonomi-di-laut-harus-ramah-lingkungan]

The phenomenon of rising sea water due to climate change, this is the result of research in Aceh waters 

(April 14, 2021) Increased sea water is a phenomenon that cannot be denied and is a very important issue today.There are several factors that influence this change, the most important of which is an increase in temperature and an increase in water volume.These changes will have an impact on the balance of water and land and are dangerous for countries on the coast such as Indonesia.In the last 18,000 years, sea level has risen as high as 120 meters, meaning that normally sea level rise is only around 0.07 mm / year.

[https://aceh.tribunnews.com/2021/04/14/fenomena-kenaikan-air-laut-akibat-perubahan-iklim-ini-hasil-penelitian-di-perairan-aceh]

These are the Challenges of Indonesia's Maritime Conditions for the Sustainability of the Marine Economy 

(April 6, 2021)  The Indonesian government is committed to utilizing Indonesia's marine resources for national development and prosperity with the principle of the sustainable economy (Sustainable Ocean Economy). The sustainability of the marine economy (Sustainable Ocean Economy) is said to be one of the solutions to achieve a balance between protecting marine ecosystems, marine economic development, and improving people's welfare from the use of the sea.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/06/ini-tantangan-kondisi-maritim-indonesia-untuk-keberlanjutan-perekonomian-laut/]

Fishermen's Day: The Fate of Women Fishermen is Still Dark 

(April 7, 2021) Fisherwomen play an important role in the fishery production chain. Their contribution is very large, from pre-production to production to post-production. Its task is complex and at the same time plays a role in ensuring the fulfillment of the nation's protein. Without fisherwomen, households and the fishing industry will not be able to stand upright and send protein to the dining table at the homes of Indonesian citizens. Data from the People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) explains that fisherwomen are able to provide an economic contribution of more than 60 percent to the family economy.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/07/hari-nelayan-nasib-perempuan-nelayan-yang-masih-kelam/]

North Coast Mangrove Forest in Central Java Threatened by Plastic Waste 

(April 11, 2021) Researcher Celine van Bijsterveldt and her team have traveled to mangrove forests on the north coast of Central Java to research their recovery efforts. But when researchers saw plastic litter scattered all over the mangrove swamp forest, entangling roots and enveloping branches, they were instead forced to examine the damage done to the mangrove trees. “This amount of plastic is just insane. We can't just ignore it, ”said Celine, a doctoral candidate at Utrecht University and the Royal Netherlands Marine Research Institute NIOZ, and lead author of a paper published in the February 2021 edition of Science of the Total Environment.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/11/hutan-bakau-pesisir-utara-jawa-tengah-terancam-sampah-plastik/]

Calculating Indonesia's Marine Wealth Index for Sustainable Fisheries 

(April 2, 2021)  The government and a number of researchers discussed five areas for realizing the economic sustainability of Indonesia's fishery and marine wealth.The sustainability of the marine economy (Sustainable Ocean Economy) is said to be one of the solutions to achieve a balance between protecting marine ecosystems, marine economic development, and improving people's welfare from the use of the sea.There are five fields in the implementation of the sustainable ocean economy. Among them are ocean wealth, ocean health, ocean equity, ocean knowledge, and ocean finance.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/04/02/menghitung-indeks-kekayaan-laut-indonesia-untuk-perikanan-keberlanjutan/]

This is the Challenge of Maintaining the Quality and Safety of Aquaculture Products 

(April 1, 2021) Maintaining the quality and safety of fishery products is an important task that must always be carried out in aquaculture. This task can keep aquaculture free from physical, biological, and chemical hazards. These hazards must be avoided, because aquaculture is very vulnerable to all possibilities. Including, fish diseases which currently continue to threaten the sustainability of aquaculture that runs throughout Indonesia.


[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/ekonomi/20210330124625-92-623807/luhut-akui-indeks-kesehatan-laut-ri-masih-di-bawah-dunia]

Abrasion Threatens Fisherman's Life in Bengkalis Island 

(March 31, 2021) The beach along Prapat Tunggal Village, Bengkalis District, Bengkalis Regency, Riau Province, continues to experience abrasion. In addition to threatening the lives of farmers, this also threatens the economic life of fishermen in the region.The chairman of the Jati Indah Meskom fishermen group, Basri (55), explained that before 2000, the income from catching fish was abundant. However, recently it has decreased because the abrasion that occurs in the area can interfere with fishing activities. In the past, when he returned to the sea he could still bring home the catch of fish between 15-20 kilos. Now it is decreasing, the average is 5 kilos.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/29/pembaruan-regulasi-jamin-keberlanjutan-ekosistem-laut-dan-pesisir/]

Director-General of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries: The potential for open marine cultivation is very wide 

(March 31, 2021)  Director General of Aquaculture at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Slamet Soebjakto said that the potential for marine cultivation in various parts of Indonesia is very wide open to be utilized by various groups of people."The potential for marine cultivation in Indonesia is still very wide open, with a land-use rate of less than 5 percent of the total indicative potential for marine cultivation of around 12 million hectares," said Slamet Soebjakto in a press release in Jakarta, Wednesday.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2073014/dirjen-kkp-potensi-budidaya-laut-terbuka-sangat-lebar]

Luhut Admits Indonesia's Marine Health Index is Still Under the World 

(March 30, 2021) Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan admitted that Indonesia's marine health index is still low, which is only in the range of 65 percent in 2018. In fact, the index is lower than the world average of around 71 percent in the previous year. same. "In 2017-2018, Indonesia's marine health index has a score of 65 percent, while global is 71 percent in 2018," said Luhut in a virtual seminar entitled Towards a Sustainable Ocean Economy in Indonesia, Tuesday (30/3).


[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/ekonomi/20210330124625-92-623807/luhut-akui-indeks-kesehatan-laut-ri-masih-di-bawah-dunia]

Regulatory Reform to Ensure the Sustainability of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems? 

(March 29, 2021) The guarantee for the sustainability of the marine ecosystem is one of the substances in the Republic of Indonesia Government Regulation Number 27 of 2021 concerning Implementation in the Marine and Fisheries Sector. This regulation is a derivative of Law Number 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation. These substances together with five other substances are expected to be able to oversee the development of the marine and fisheries sector. If it goes well, then the presence of these derivative regulations will be a driving force for the progress of the KP sector in the future.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/29/pembaruan-regulasi-jamin-keberlanjutan-ekosistem-laut-dan-pesisir/]

KKP Gives Conditional Permits for Oil and Gas Drilling in the Sea 

(March 24, 2021)  Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono emphasized that the main requirement for granting a permit for oil and gas exploration drilling activities at sea is responsible drilling accompanied by recovery. SKK Migas has targeted drilling for oil and gas at 600 points in Indonesia's territory by 2021. With this activity, Trenggono believes there will be a direct impact on the marine environment, which contains large ecosystems in it.

[https://www.validnews.id/KKP-Berikan-Izin-Bersyarat-Untuk-Pengeboran-Migas-di-Laut-msF]

Joint Sea Supervision Held in the Waters of the Mayangan Fishing Port 

(March 23, 2021) Maritime safety patrol activities and Gili Ketapang waters survey, joint marine surveillance was held in the waters of the Probolinggo Fishery Port. Apart from involving the Tanjung Perak port base in Surabaya, the maritime safety patrol also involved the Mayangan Probolinggo Fishery Port Marine Port and the Probolinggo Class IV KSOP as well as the Probolinggo City Forkopimda as support for the planning for the construction of Pier III, Tuesday (23/03).


[https://memontum.com/137579-pengawasan-laut-bersama-digelar-di-perairan-pelabuhan-perikanan-mayangan]

The PUPR Ministry is gradually working to deal with floods and tides in the Pantura area

(March 24, 2021) The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) is gradually and integrated to make efforts to handle floods and tides in the North Coast of Java and Semarang City starting from the upstream, such as the construction of the Jatibarang Dam to the downstream, such as the construction of flood canals, river normalization, tidal embankments, pumping stations. , retention ponds, including the Gerak Dam in the West Flood Canal (KBB).

[https://regional.kontan.co.id/news/kementeran-pupr-secara-bertahap-berupaya-menangani-banjir-dan-rob-di-wilayah-pantura]

Important Role of Keeping Order and Safeguarding the Sea 

(March 19, 2021) The safety and security of fishing vessels when conducting voyages to catch fish is a very important part that is always expected by everyone involved in it. For ship crews and skippers, these points must be realized in any way. One of the roles that can be encouraged to realize the security and safety of fishing vessels is port and fishery ports throughout the archipelago. Both parties are at the forefront of shipping safety and security.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/19/peran-penting-penjaga-ketertiban-dan-pengamanan-laut/]

This is the Action Plan for Marine Conservation and Protection of Sea Turtles in Arafura and Timor Sea 

(March 23, 2021) The Arafura region and the Timor Sea (Arafura and Timor Seas / ATS) are estimated to have an economic value of USD 7.3 billion. Based on the analysis, quoted from this program report, the highest contribution of economic value comes from cultural services, especially tourism. The next highest score in the provision service category includes fishery, timber and aquaculture.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/23/inilah-rencana-aksi-konservasi-perairan-dan-perlindungan-penyu-laut-di-arafura-dan-laut-timor/]

This is a Joint Effort to Rehabilitate Mangroves in Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change 

(March 24, 2021) Indonesia is a country with the largest mangrove area and the highest diversity of species in the world, covering an area of ​​3.49 million hectares or about 21 percent of the world's mangroves covering 16.53 million hectares. Unfortunately, there are about 1.82 million ha which are in damaged condition. With this situation, Indonesia also has a big responsibility in mangrove rehabilitation.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/24/ini-upaya-bersama-rehabilitasi-mangrove-dalam-meredam-dampak-perubahan-iklim/]

When the fishing industry slumped during the pandemic, research revealed that Indonesian seaweed cultivation was growing rapidly 

(March 15, 2021) When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, various industries including fisheries were affected. However, there is one sector that shows the opposite trend, namely seaweed cultivation. Our research shows seaweed farming in Indonesia developed rapidly during the pandemic. There are a variety of possible reasons for this change, including environmental conditions, farming practices, and the impact of COVID-19. The development of seaweed cultivation during a pandemic is very important given Indonesia's status as the largest hydrocolloid seaweed producer in the world. Indonesia produces two thirds of the global supply of hydrocolloid seaweed.

[https://theconversation.com/ketika-industri-perikanan-terpuruk-selama-pandemi-riset-ungkap-budi-daya-rumput-laut-indonesia-justru-berkembang-pesat-157046]

EMPOWERMENT OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES BASED ON LOCAL WISDOM 

(March 17, 2021) SEEN from an ecological aspect, the coastal area is an area that is still influenced by marine processes, where towards the sea it includes areas that are still affected by land processes such as sedimentation. Seen from the administrative aspect, a coastal area is an area that administratively has an upstream outer boundary from a District or Regency or city that has an upstream, and to the sea as far as 12 miles from the coastline for Provinces or 1/3 of 12 miles for Regencies / City. While viewed from the planning aspect, the coastal area is an area of ​​management planning and is focused on handling issues that will be handled responsibly 


[https://www.rmolbengkulu.com/read/2021/03/17/29100/PEMBERDAYAAN-MASYARAKAT-PESISIR-BERBASIS-KEARIFAN-LOKAL-]

UNDP Holds Competition for Combating Plastic Waste 

(March 17, 2021) The United Nations Development Agency (UNDP) together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) recently held a competition to tackle marine waste in Indonesia. The competition entitled EPPIC (Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge) 2 is a continuation of EPPIC which focuses on ASEAN countries.EPPIC's first phase was held last year in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam and Koh Samui, Thailand. EPPIC second phase will be implemented in Indonesia and the Philippines. The objective of the EPPIC competition is to provide innovative solutions that benefit society, not only for environmental benefits, but also for economic and socio-cultural benefits.

[https://www.gatra.com/detail/news/506444/milenial/undp-gelar-kompetisi-penanggulangan-limbah-plastik-]

Mahfud MD: Bakamla Becomes Central for Security of RI's Sea 

(March 17, 2021) Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD stated that the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) is the center of maritime security in Indonesia. However, he ensured that Bakamla would not reduce the authority of other institutions or institutions related to security in the territorial waters of the country. 

[https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20210316142811-20-618104/mahfud-md-bakamla-jadi-sentral-pengamanan-laut-ri]

Banning cantrang nets for the restoration of marine ecosystems 

(March 16, 2021) Small fishermen who rely on boats under 10 GT, on the north coast of Java, reveal that it is increasingly difficult to find fish if they do not use cantrang nets, a type of trawl that is considered to be damaging to marine ecosystems. If they are forced to use other fishing gear, they may continue to be in debt because the results obtained are not comparable to the capital from going to sea, especially since 95 percent of small fishermen in Pantura rely on middlemen for fishing.


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2045126/melarang-jaring-cantrang-untuk-pemulihan-ekosistem-laut]

Managing the Use of Marine Space for Environmental Sustainability 

(March 17, 2021) Utilization of marine space has always been an activity that is prone to conflicts of interest among all stakeholders. These potential risks must be mitigated and anticipated early on, because marine space is used across institutions and stakeholders. One of the focuses is how the use of marine space does not cause chaos if it is used for pipelines and / or submarine cables. This was stated by the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Wahyu Sakti Trenggono recently in Jakarta.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/17/menata-pemanfaatan-ruang-laut-untuk-keberkelanjutan-lingkungan/]

BPBD (Regional Disaster Management Agency) of Ternate Immediately Handles a Number of Talud Damaged by Sea Wave Abrasion 

(March 11, 2021) The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Ternate City, North Maluku promised to immediately deal with the damage to a number of talud damaged by abrasion due to sea waves in the past week. Currently, BPBD is preparing the financing and drawing it for immediate handling. "We will do the handling quickly and precisely," said Head of BPBD Ternate City, Arif A Gani, Wednesday (10/3/2021).

[https://maluku.inews.id/berita/bpbd-ternate-segera-tangani-sejumlah-talud-yang-rusak-akibat-abrasi-gelombang-air-laut]

Research: Even though threatened, coral reefs are still abundant 

(March 12, 2021) A recent study, which counted half a trillion coral reef colonies between Indonesia and French Polynesia, found that most of the planet's corals will not be endangered in the near future. Coral reefs damaged by heat waves and eroded by acidic seawater are an ecological nightmare. But coral reefs are not a homogeneous whole; they are a conglomeration of coral reef species. For this species, it may still be safe in large numbers and ranges.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/12/riset-meski-terancam-terumbu-karang-keberadaannya-masih-berlimpah/]

Valuable Objects Under the Sea Are Not Treasures, But Cultural Heritage 

(March 12, 2021) Since the 7th century, when the Sriwijaya Union controlled maritime trade, until the colonial period in the 19th century, there were hundreds of thousands to millions of ships crossing the seas of the Archipelago [Indonesia]. During these 12 centuries, the seas of the archipelago became the graves of sunken ships. Starting from merchant ships from the Middle East, China, Portugal, VOC [Verenide Oost-Indische Compagnie], the Netherlands, Spain, England, Japan, and others. These sunken ships contained a variety of cargoes, both the result of trade and looting in the archipelago.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/12/benda-berharga-di-bawah-laut-itu-bukan-harta-karun-tapi-cagar-budaya/]

KKP Explores the Causes of Mass Stranded Marine Mammals in Indonesia 

(March 7, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is collaborating with several institutions and a number of marine experts in order to investigate a number of cases of the causes of mass stranded marine mammals in various regions in Indonesia. "This is done to anticipate that a similar incident (such as a mass stranded pilot whale in Madura) will not happen again in the future," said Director General of Marine Space Management of the KKP, Tb Haeru Rahayu, in a written statement in Jakarta, Sunday.

[https://nusadaily.com/metro/kkp-mendalami-penyebab-mamalia-laut-terdampar-massal-di-indonesia.html]

Is the Concept of Maritime Resilience Important for Indonesia? 

(March 8, 2021) Indonesia's maritime territory, which is the border between countries, is considered to be a maritime area that is very vulnerable to the threat of various negative and dishonorable actions carried out by transnational individuals. Strong maritime resilience is required to be able to repel various threats. By having good maritime resilience, it is believed that it will be able to safeguard the country's defense territory in the marine waters of the archipelago. For this reason, a maritime resilience concept is needed that is well formulated by the Government of Indonesia.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/08/pentingkah-konsep-ketahanan-maritim-untuk-indonesia/]

National Fish Barn Indulge Large Scale Industry? 

(March 12, 2021) The National Fish Barn Program (LIN), which has been launched by the Indonesian government and will be built in Maluku Province, will only legalize efforts to get rid of traditional and small-scale fishermen who have been dominating the province so far. This assessment was revealed by the People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) in response to the appointment of Waai Village, Salahutu District, Central Maluku Regency as the location for LIN development in Maluku. The program is carried out to boost fishery potential in the province.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/12/lumbung-ikan-nasional-manjakan-industri-skala-besar/]

The Great Atlantic Ocean Currents Are Changing, The Earth Is In Danger 

(March 1, 2021) The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) ocean currents are very important in transporting heat from the tropics to the Northern Hemisphere. But new research shows that climate change could make AMOC shut down sooner than we think. It could have large and large-scale impacts on the planet in terms of weather patterns, disrupting agricultural patterns, biodiversity and economic stability around the world affected by AMOC. The problem is the speed at which the Earth is heating up and melting ice at the Arctic. This speed of temperature rise poses a risk to AMOC activity. "This is alarming news," said physicist Johannes Lohmann, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as quoted by Science Alert.

[https://sains.sindonews.com/read/350966/766/arus-besar-laut-samudera-atlantik-berubah-bumi-dalam-bahaya-1614603825]

Factors that cause the occurrence of sea water movement 

(March 2, 2021) The movement of sea water is not always the same, sometimes it can be horizontal, vertical or a combination of both. This can happen because there are factors that influence it. The movement of sea water is the movement or transfer of water masses from one place to another. This movement of water often occurs and has become a natural thing. Ocean currents are movements of seawater that have permanent or irregular transitions. Generally caused by winds, different salt levels of sea water, differences in temperature, tides or ebbs of sea water, and compensating currents or charging currents. To make it easier to identify, the names of ocean currents are given according to the movements of these currents. For example, east current means the current is moving eastward, and so on.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/24/ini-upaya-bersama-rehabilitasi-mangrove-dalam-meredam-dampak-perubahan-iklim/]

IPB Lecturers Introduce Remote Sensing to Overcome Marine Garbage Problems 

(March 3, 2021) Lecturer at the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Riza Aitiando Pasaribu, introduced remote sensing technology to solve the problem of waste that affects the sea as a source of life. This lecturer at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) IPB explained the importance of a campaign on cleanliness. According to him, when talking about marine debris, it must be seen from the upstream or land, because downstream or the sea, it will depend on what happens from the land. Through remote sensing technology, plastic waste on the coast and at sea can be detected. "Research using remote sensing technology or what is called remote sensing to detect plastic waste in the sea is still being developed. Therefore, we must take a role in the development of this technology. Especially because Indonesia is the world's second largest contributor of marine waste, "said Riza.

[https://www.medcom.id/pendidikan/riset-penelitian/yKXD3j4K-dosen-ipb-kenalkan-remote-sensing-untuk-atasi-masalah-sampah-di-laut]

Research: Types of Trash on the Coast Become a Portrait of Land Conditions 

( February 24, 2021) Two researchers conducted a series of research on plastic waste in Indonesia's oceans to prove the results of Jenna R Jambeck's research from the University of Giorgia (2010) which states that the second-largest amount of marine plastic waste in the world is in the Indonesian oceans. Even though Indonesia is not the largest plastic waste producer, Jambeck's research states that around 12 metric tons per year enter the Indonesian oceans from 415 metric tons globally.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/24/riset-jenis-sampah-di-pesisir-jadi-potret-kondisi-daratan/]

This is a Joint Effort to Rehabilitate Mangroves in Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change 

(February 24, 2021) Mangroves play a role in national mitigation and adaptation resilience to climate change because mangroves store carbon 800-1200 tonnes carbon equivalent / ha or 4-5 times that of terrestrial forests. The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment is the coordinator for mangrove rehabilitation in Indonesia along with other institutions such as the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, KKP and BRGM


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/24/ini-upaya-bersama-rehabilitasi-mangrove-dalam-meredam-dampak-perubahan-iklim/]

Garbage at Sea Impact of Handling Failure on Land 

(March 1, 2021)  The city of Bogor in West Java and the city of Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan are considered to be two regions that are quite consistent in reducing plastic waste from the prohibition of giving plastic bags. Although other regions also have similar regulations, law enforcement and consistency are key. Hermawan Some, the Steering Committee for the Zero Waste Indonesia Alliance (AZWI) and the Surabaya Zero Waste Coordinator in an online discussion "Tracing the Invasion of Marine Debris" on Saturday (13/2/2021) organized by BaleBengong and Warmadewa Research Center, warned that the source of waste in the sea is garbage in unmanaged land.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/03/01/sampah-di-laut-dampak-kegagalan-penanganan-di-darat/]

Become a Large-Scale Mangrove Nursery Location and the Mangrove Center of Excellence, Brebes is predicted to be the center of the world's mangroves

( February 23, 2021) The Government has selected and is preparing Brebes Regency, Central Java Province as the location for Large-Scale Mangrove Nursery and Mangrove Center of Excellence. Therefore, Brebes is also predicted to become or become the center of mangroves in the world. Regarding this, the Expert Staff of the Minister (SAM) for Connectivity Management of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (CMMAI) Sahat Manaor Panggabean said that Indonesia is indeed known as a country that has the largest mangroves in the world. However, it must be realized that the level of environmental damage is also high and so far mangroves have not been used very intensely.

[https://maritim.go.id/menjadi-lokasi-persemaian-mangrove-skala-besar-mangrove-center/]

Should Ports Participate in Handling Marine Debris? 

(February 22, 2021)  Indonesia's marine area must fight against plastic waste which continues to increase in number every year. Of the total 6.8 million tons of plastic waste that Indonesia produces annually, 0.62 million tons are estimated to enter the sea, rivers and / or lakes. The data was officially released by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) in 2019. In general, national waste production can reach 64 million tons annually or reach 175 thousand tons per day. With such a large amount, not all of the plastic waste produced can be managed properly. From the data released by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, it is estimated that 70 percent of the total 6.8 million plastic waste is known to have been managed properly.

according to the Coordinating Deputy for Environmental Management and Forestry of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Nani Hendiarti, of all plastic waste produced every year, 0.62 million tonnes cannot be managed properly.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/22/perlukah-pelabuhan-ikut-tangani-sampah-laut/]

This is an Effort to Restore Mangrove Ecosystems for Coastal Sustainability 

(February 25, 2021) The mangrove forest rehabilitation program (mangrove) will last for three years from 2021 to 2024. This activity refers to Presidential Regulation Number 120 of 2020 concerning the Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency. For three years, mangrove rehabilitation activities will be carried out in nine provinces with a total area of ​​600,000 hectares. For starters, rehabilitation is planned to be carried out on 150,000 hectares of land throughout 2021. The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the mangrove area that will be the focus for the rehabilitation program is the land that is in critical condition and prone to tsunami natural disasters.

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/25/ini-upaya-memulihkan-ekosistem-bakau-untuk-keberlanjutan-pesisir/]

Director General of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: Marine cultivation priority for the development of the fisheries sector 

( February 18, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) Director General of Aquaculture, Slamet Soebjakto, stated that aquaculture in the Indonesian marine area is one of the priorities for the development of the fisheries sector which is being promoted by the MMAF. "Marine cultivation is a policy priority for the development of national aquaculture in the future, given the large potential that has not been optimally utilized up to now," said Slamet Soebjakto in a press release in Jakarta, Thursday.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2005801/dirjen-kkp-budi-daya-laut-prioritas-pembangunan-sektor-perikanan]

Hoping Hundreds of Islands in Bangka Belitung to Stay Awake

(February 20, 2021)  The utilization of coastal space and small islands [Bangka Belitung Islands] should be carried out in a sustainable manner. The impact is minimized, even transformed into something that is not dangerous. For example, organic food waste can be decomposed in the soil to reduce odor and turn it into fertilizer. "Technology is developing, to make human activities more environmentally friendly. Aquaculture, such as ponds on land, can use a wastewater treatment plant [IPAL] to treat wastewater before it is discharged back into its original waters. "


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/20/berharap-ratusan-pulau-di-bangka-belitung-tetap-terjaga/]

UGM Lecturers Develop Sea Sponge and Essential Oil as Anti-infection 

(February 20, 2021) As a maritime country, Indonesia has a lot of marine wealth. Various studies have found innovations or breakthroughs from the wealth of natural resources in Indonesia's seas. This research is expected to be beneficial for human survival. Especially in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, a solution is needed so that current conditions can improve. For example, overcoming infection can be done by modulating the social interaction of microorganisms. So that the biofilm becomes one of the social products of microorganisms. Biofilms are formed by communities of microorganisms that attach to a surface in an aqueous environment.

[https://www.kompas.com/edu/read/2021/02/20/201842171/dosen-ugm-kembangkan-spons-laut-dan-minyak-atsiri-sebagai-antiinfeksi?page=all]

Seawater-based cultivation is trying to be implemented in Buleleng Bali 

( February 17, 2021) Seawater-based cultivation or the marine aqua agriculture system has begun to be implemented in Buleleng, Bali, in the last four months which is expected to be successful so that it can be replicated in a wider area. "We are making a breakthrough in seawater-based polyculture, the main commodities are grouper, lobster, and sea grapes. This is starting to show very good results," said Elon Farm researcher Joel, Wednesday.

[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/2004033/budi-daya-berbasis-air-laut-coba-diterapkan-di-buleleng-bali]

US-Indonesia Successfully Run Marine Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Program 

(February 17, 2021)  The United States Government together with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) on Wednesday (17/2/2021) celebrated the success of marine conservation and sustainable fisheries efforts achieved through the United States Sustainable Ecosystem Advanced (USAID SEA) Program for the United States Agency for International Development. 


[https://www.liputan6.com/global/read/4485652/as-indonesia-sukses-jalankan-program-konservasi-laut-dan-perikanan-berkelanjutan]

BMKG: Beware of Four Meter High Waves in the Maluku Sea 

(February 18, 2021) The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of the Ambon Maritime Meteorology Station issued an early warning of high waves reaching four meters in the Maluku Sea which took effect February 18-19, 2021. "High waves of 2.5 meters to four meters are likely to occur in the Arafuru Sea, which poses a risk to shipping safety," said Ambon Ashar Class IV Maritime Meteorological Station Head in Ambon, Maluku Province.

[https://www.merdeka.com/peristiwa/bmkg-waspadai-gelombang-tinggi-empat-meter-di-laut-maluku.html]

Hot Sea Temperature, MMAF Develops Applications for Fishing 

( February 14, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) continues to observe an increase in temperature that causes climate change in various parts of the world. The Ministry of MMAF estimates that the increase in temperature is definitely an increase in the acidity of marine waters and it affects the marine fishery ecosystem as it moves towards a more suitable habitat. Head of the KKP's Human Resources Research Agency (BRSDM), Sjarief Widjaja explained that based on data from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018, all countries are asked to prevent extreme climate disasters that occur due to global warming with a maximum temperature increase of 1.5° C. It is targeted to be implemented before 2030.

[https://www.viva.co.id/berita/nasional/1348218-suhu-laut-makin-panas-kkp-kembangkan-aplikasi-untuk-tangkap-ikan]

The MMAF Encourages Research Related to The Marine Health Index 

(February 11, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) encourages awareness-related research to increase the marine health index so that it can improve the quality of national water areas and create richer marine and fishery resources. "The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries encourages advanced research related to the marine health index, which will be introduced to stakeholders," said Head of Research and Human Resources Ministry Sjarief Widjaja in a Webinar Building Fisheries Resilient to Climate Change in Jakarta, Thursday.


[https://www.antaranews.com/berita/1994312/kkp-dorong-riset-terkait-indeks-kesehatan-laut]

This is the MMAF's Effort to Maintain a Sustainable Ocean, Encouraging a Mobile Economy 

(February 12, 2021) The expansion of marine conservation areas is one of the focuses being pursued by the Government of Indonesia in 2021. The area of ​​the conservation area is expected to exceed the current total area of ​​24.11 million hectares throughout Indonesia. This year, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has set a target of increasing the area of ​​marine conservation areas to reach 800 thousand ha. These targets are in line with global commitments, namely Aichi Target 11 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 14.

[https://nasional.sindonews.com/read/334836/15/tangkal-pandemi-dengan-biota-laut-1613304140]

Sea Levels Rise at an Alarming Rate 

( February 9, 2021) Sea level rise is at an alarming level due to climate change. Ocean Science (OS), an international scientific journal, writes that disruption of greenhouse gas concentrations changes the balance of energy fluxes between the atmosphere and sea level, as well as the balance of mass fluxes to and from glacier ice. British scientists have issued a similar warning in new research that the rate of loss of ice worldwide matches a worst-case scenario for a climate problem. A team from Edinburgh and Leeds and the University College London said that the rate of melting ice in all the arctic and mountainous regions of the world has increased sharply in the last three decades.

[https://www.republika.co.id/berita/qo81es423/permukaan-laut-naik-pada-tingkat-mengkhawatirkan]

President Jokowi Targets Maluku LIN Program to Operate in 2023 

(February 9, 2021) The Central Government is serious about working on Maluku Province to become a National Fish Barn (LIN) with an operational target in 2023. The Minister of KKP (Ministry of Marine Affairs), the Minister of Transportation and the Head of BKPM visited the Integrated Port as an LIN development in Liang and Waai Villages, Central Maluku Regency, Friday (5/2/2021). Ministry of Marine Affairs and the Ministry of Transportation will also prepare basic infrastructure development, both for transportation ports, fishing port areas and fisheries industry. KKP Minister Wahyu Sakti Trenggono together with the Governor of Maluku released 53.6 tons of fresh tuna to three destination countries, namely Japan, Vietnam and America.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/09/presiden-jokowi-targetkan-program-lin-maluku-beroperasi-2023/]

Prevent Pandemic with Marine Biota 

(February 15, 2021) A number of Indonesian researchers have succeeded in developing marine biota research as an immunity supplement ingredient. This finding is a new hope because it is believed to be able to strengthen people's resilience in the midst of the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the marine biota research was developed by researchers from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) IPB University. This research combines four components of marine life as the basic ingredients for strengthening the immune system, namely mangroves or mangroves, macroalgae in the form of seaweed, microalgae, and sea cucumbers. The four components are then extracted and the result is mixed with fish oil to form an emulsion (liquid).

[https://nasional.sindonews.com/read/334836/15/tangkal-pandemi-dengan-biota-laut-1613304140]

The Last 6 Months Kuta Beach 4 Times of Abrasion 

( February 5, 2021) Based on the records of the Kuta Traditional Village, in the last 6 months Kuta Beach had 4 abrasions. The last time was Kuta Beach, the abrasion was on Monday (1/2) morning. Bandesa Adat Kuta, I Wayan Wasista, said that due to the extreme weather, there was frequent abrasion of Kuta Beach. In his notes, in the last 6 months, the Kuta Beach tourist attraction has experienced 4 times of abrasion. “The main cause of abrasion on Kuta Beach is high tide. So, when the sea level rises, the sand on the coast is carried out to sea, "he said.

[https://www.nusabali.com/berita/89543/6-bulan-terakhir-pantai-kuta-4-kali-abrasi]

Marine Debris that makes it difficult for fishermen in Kedonganan

(February 7, 2021) The problem of fishermen is now increasing. After bad weather, high waves, decreased catches, now added pressure on marine debris on land and in the middle of the sea. Kedonganan Beach on Tuesday (2/2/2021) is a stretch of marine debris at least twice the size of a football field. Worse than Kuta Beach. Garbage is spread out on the beach from the fishing village to the beachside seafood restaurant area.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/02/07/sampah-laut-yang-menyulitkan-nelayan-kedonganan/]

The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Will Build Seaweed Centers in Eastern Indonesia

(February 8, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) will build a number of seaweed cultivation centers in several regions in eastern Indonesia by applying tissue culture techniques to develop these techniques. In 2020 the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has distributed 192 tonnes of seaweed seed assistance to cultivators throughout Indonesia. Meanwhile, for 2021, the KKP targets to be able to distribute 200 tons of seaweed seed aid and 100 packages of seaweed seed garden assistance.

[https://www.medcom.id/ekonomi/bisnis/ybDVAoXK-kkp-bakal-bangun-sentra-rumput-laut-di-indonesia-bagian-timur]

Research in the field of marine geology is seen as a solution to land resource problems

(January 31, 2021)  The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources held the inauguration of Research Professor in Marine Geology for Principal Researcher, Hananto Kurnio in Bandung (26/1/2021). The researcher of the Center for Research and Development of Marine Geology presented a speech entitled "Indications, Potentials and Prospects of Marine Mineral Resources" in front of the Inauguration Council of Research Professors of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

[https://www.liputan6.com/bisnis/read/4471447/riset-bidang-geologi-kelautan-dipandang-sebagai-solusi-permasalahan-sumber-daya-di-darat]

Preventing Beach Abrasion, KKP Supports Mangrove Conservation in Pasuruan

(February 1, 2021) The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is building a mangrove nursery in Pasuruan Regency. This development is carried out to meet the availability of mangrove seedlings for the needs of mangrove nurseries, nurseries, planting and rehabilitation.

The development of a mangrove nursery in Pasuruan is carried out through the Directorate General of Marine Spatial Management (Ditjen PRL) using the Additional Budget (ABT) for the National Economic Recovery Program (PEN) for the 2020 Fiscal Year. The nursery area reaches 3,093 m2 with 500,000 seedlings of the Rhizophora species. sp.

[https://news.detik.com/berita/d-5356934/cegah-abrasi-pantai-kkp-dukung-pelestarian-mangrove-di-pasuruan]

BMKG Detects South Sea Waves in Yogyakarta and Central Java Reach 6 Meters

(February 04, 2021) The Geophysical Meteorology and Climatology Agency (BMKG) stated that apart from the phenomenon of heavy rain and extreme weather hitting the Yogyakarta and Central Java regions, the condition of the southern coastal waters of the region also deserves to be watched out for. According to the BMKG, on Thursday, February 4, 2021 (valid for 24 hours), the waves of Yogyakarta waters were in the high category, namely in the 2.5-4 meter range, while the Indian Ocean south of Central Java was in the very high category ranging from 4-6 meters .

[https://tekno.tempo.co/read/1429721/bmkg-deteksi-gelombang-laut-selatan-yogyakarta-dan-jateng-capai-6-meter/full&view=ok]

One Village in Pekalongan Almost Lost Due to tidal flooding

(January 27, 2021)  A hamlet in Pekalongan Regency, Central Java, almost disappeared, drowned by abrasion and tidal flooding. The local district government has also provided one hectare of land for the relocation of dozens of family heads. Dozens of families live in Simonet Hamlet, Semut Village, Wonokerto District, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java. Everyday, they have to live hard with tidal flooding and land that is constantly being eroded by the sea, even the beaches that were previously quite far are now close to residential areas.


[https://www.medcom.id/nasional/daerah/lKYw53Jb-satu-dusun-di-pekalongan-nyaris-hilang-akibat-rob]

BMKG: Beware of high waves in Indonesian waters 

(January 26, 2021 The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned of the potential for high waves of between 1.5 to 4 meters in a number of waters in Indonesia on January 27-29. Head of the BMKG Maritime Meteorology Center, Eko Prasetyo, said that the wind patterns in northern Indonesia generally move from the North-Northeast with wind speeds ranging from 5-25 knots. "Meanwhile, in the southern part of Indonesia, generally moving from the West - Northwest with wind speeds ranging from 5 - 30 knots," he said in a written statement received in Surabaya, Tuesday.


[https://jatim.antaranews.com/berita/452056/bmkg-waspadai-gelombang-tinggi-di-perairan-indonesia]


Anticipating Menara Beach Abrasion, DLH Beltim Planted Sea Pine

(January 30, 2021) The East Environmental Service (DLH) carries out the planting of sea pine trees at Menara Beach, Baru Village, Manggar District, East Belitung. These efforts are to minimize and anticipate tidal waves and tidal flooding. The Beltim Environmental Service (DLH) carries out the planting of sea pine trees at Menara Beach, Baru Village, Manggar District, East Belitung. These efforts are to minimize and anticipate tidal waves and tidal flooding.

[https://kumparan.com/babelhits/antisipasi-abrasi-pantai-menara-dlh-beltim-tanam-cemara-laut-1v51FARICUX/full]

The Real Role of Pokmaswas in Flotim in Saving Marine Ecosystems

(January 23, 2021) Pokmaswas is tasked with providing information on illegal fishing and destructive fishing activities carried out by fishing communities as well as about mangrove logging, coral destruction and the capture of protected marine animals. After four years running, the presence of Pokmaswas has a positive impact because there is an increase in understanding and the role of the community in monitoring the continued use of marine and fisheries resources wisely and wisely. 

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/01/23/peran-nyata-pokmaswas-di-flotim-menyelamatkan-ekosistem-laut/]

Abrasion Threatens Plantation Lands on the Coast of Bengkalis Island

(January 22, 2021) The beach on Bengkalis Island is a beach that is prone to abrasion. Because the north coast of this island is directly opposite the open ocean or the Strait of Malacca. This condition causes the waves that occur due to wind generation are quite large which can potentially cause coastal abrasion. To Prevent the rate of abrasion, some residents have also proposed using artificial soft structures.


[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/01/22/abrasi-ancam-lahan-perkebunan-di-pesisir-pulau-bengkalis/]


Caring for the Archipelago Sea Region with Science and Local Wisdom

( January 21, 2021)  Efforts to continue to increase the extent of marine conservation areas are carried out by the Government of Indonesia in various ways. Throughout 2020, for example, the Government succeeded in establishing five new regional marine conservation areas (KKPD) that are scattered in various regions in Indonesia. The designation of the new KKPD has contributed to the expansion of marine conservation areas nationally according to the target set by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP). 

[https://www.mongabay.co.id/2021/01/21/merawat-wilayah-laut-nusantara-dengan-sains-dan-kearifan-lokal/]