On 6 April 2021, in Bandung City, the Directorate General of Capture Fisheries of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (DJPT KKP) and Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) signed a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) on Support for Sustainable Capture Fisheries Management . The signing of the PKS is a series of events for the 2021 DJPT KKP Technical Working Meeting with the theme "Synergy to Create a Rebound KKP Through Increasing PNBP of Capture Fisheries and Fishermen's Welfare". The signing was carried out by the Secretary of the Directorate General of Capture Fisheries of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Yuliadi with the Director of the YKAN Marine Program Muhammad Ilman. The signing process was witnessed by Plt. Director General of Capture Fisheries M. Zaini Hanafi and attended by the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono.
“Indonesian capture fisheries are characterized by multi-species, multi-habitat, multi-stakeholder, and multi-tool fishing conditions. Therefore, synergy, cooperation, and collaboration are a necessity. With so many different strengths, so many challenges as well as opportunities, working together in harmony is an absolute prerequisite if we want the marine and fisheries sector that we love to thrive," said Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on the occasion.
As an archipelagic country with waters that reach 70% of the total area with abundant marine biodiversity, the marine and fisheries sector is very important for Indonesia. Efforts and strategies are needed to manage it sustainably. “The capture fisheries cooperation program carried out by YKAN and KKP focuses on achieving sustainable management of deep-sea snapper and grouper fisheries and tuna fisheries in archipelagic waters. For this reason, YKAN has developed a practical system for collecting fish data carried out by fishermen, namely the Crew Operating Data Recording System (CODRS), information and technology system (e-BRPL) to monitor snapper, grouper and tuna stocks in real time, and support for the development of policies on sustainable fish use in the Fisheries Management Areas of the Republic of Indonesia 713, 714, and 715,” explained YKAN Senior Manager for Sustainable Fisheries Glaudy Perdanahardja.
This cooperation agreement is a derivative of the Collective Agreement between KKP and YKAN Number 01/SJ-KKP/KB/III/2021 and Number 096/LTR/YKAN/JKT/ED/III/2021 concerning Support for Sustainable Management of Marine and Fishery Resources . "This joint agreement aims to support the government in efforts to manage marine and fishery resources, especially in the fields of marine space management, capture fisheries, aquaculture, development of traceability systems and quality assurance of fishery products, as well as studies of coastal and marine resources, as well as marine resources. human resources,” concluded YKAN Director of Marine Program Muhammad Ilman.
Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) is a scientific-based non-profit organization that has been present in Indonesia since 2014. With the mission of protecting lands and waters as life support systems, we provide innovative solutions to realize the harmony of nature and humans through effective natural resource management, prioritizing a non-confrontational approach, and building a network of partnerships with all stakeholders for a sustainable Indonesia. For more information, visit ykan.or.id.