“To realize the roadmap to a blue economy, healthy seas, and prosperous Indonesia, it is necessary to (create a synchronized) perception in the supervision and imposition of sanctions for violations in the marine and fisheries sector,” Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision at the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry Admiral Adin Nurawaluddin noted in a release received here on Saturday.
Nurawaluddin stated that the ministry, along with law enforcement agencies and the Regional Government, had agreed on a new pattern of supervision and law enforcement in the marine and fisheries sector following the enactment of Law Number 11 of 2020 on Job Creation.
The agreement on the pattern of supervision and law enforcement was approved at the National Meeting for Supervision and Law Enforcement in the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sector held on March 29 – April 1, 2022, in Jakarta.
Nurawaluddin explained that Law Number 11 of 2020 on Job Creation is expected to accelerate economic growth through ease of doing business in the marine and fisheries sector.
To this end, Nurawaluddin said, the pattern of supervision and law enforcement that prioritizes administrative sanctions must be synergized with law enforcement agencies and local governments.
He noted that at the meeting, an agreement was reached to prioritize the ultimum remedium approach through the imposition of administrative sanctions in handling violations in the marine and fisheries sector.
The meeting’s participants also concurred on efforts to adopt a uniform pattern of supervision in the imposition of administrative sanctions, which will be outlined in the Standard Operational Procedure for submission of supervision results to the Fisheries Supervisor and the Special Police for the Management of Coastal Areas and Small Islands.
He remarked that the meeting had reached a consensus, under which the regional governments will support the implementation of supervision in accordance with their authority, as per the ideals set by the Job Creation Act and its derivative regulations.
He revealed that regional governments, which were not ready to do it, would be assisted by the Fisheries Supervisor at the Directorate-General of Surveillance and Control of Marine and Fishery Resources either by request from the governor, head of district or mayor, or by mutual agreement.
In future, the supervision of business players will be conducted through Online Single Submission (OSS). However, currently, the supervision will still be conducted manually if there are business players, who have yet to be registered in the OSS.