Non-tax state revenue (PNBP) from fishery activities in the National Fish Barn (LIN) program in Maluku is predicted to reach Rp 3.71 trillion.
In addition to filling state revenues, this program can also absorb more than 5,500 workers for the fishing industry.
This was conveyed by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, in a coordination meeting across ministries/agencies and local governments led by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan virtually, Wednesday (28/7/2021).
"If we implement all of this, there will be state revenues of around Rp. 3.7 trillion per year from WPP 718. So it means that this LIN is very proven," said Trenggono in his statement.
The KKP has designed a fishing mechanism in the State Fisheries Management Area of the Republic of Indonesia (WPPNRI) 718, which is included in the National Fish Barn area.
Where the number of catches will be based on quotas and fishing vessels must land the catch at a port that has been determined by the KKP.
There are eight fishing ports around WPPNRI 718 which will support the role of Ambon New Port as an integrated main port. Ambon New Port will be the gateway for the export of fishery products produced from the LIN area.
Meet National Needs
Meanwhile, to fulfill the domestic market, refrigerated container ships will be prepared to transport fishery products from ports around LIN to the destination area. This scheme is also to support the sea highway program promoted by the government.
"Domestic supplies must be transported using cold containers, so that the government's program to run the sea highway can run well," added Minister Trenggono.
To ensure the scheme runs well, the KKP will strengthen the system for controlling and supervising marine space using satellite-based technology.
This system is not limited to monitoring the movement of fishing vessels using VMS or not, but also monitoring fish stocks, oil spills, coral reef conditions, shrimp and seaweed cultivation areas, to monitoring integrated coastal areas.
"So in the future it is not allowed to catch it in WPP 718 or around Ambon, then bring it to Java Island. It can't. It will be monitored by satellite and there will be sanctions. Then we will shift (paradigm) from fishing to fishing. So if you've been looking for fish all this time, the next step is to catch fish. We'll let you know that the fish are here and here," concluded Trenggono.