Fishermen lack institutional support to access subsidy. Bureaucracy, funding, and data collection are major impediments, experts say.
Indonesia is one of the countries in SEA with the highest plastic pollution in the world. Microplastics threaten health, the environment, and marine life.
Offshore tin mining on Bangka Island pollutes fishing grounds, driving fishermen away. Participatory development is key to economic growth and equality.
Although lab test results show lead level in mackerel is within safe level, overtime consumption can lead to mental and physical problems, expert warns.
Development policies need to identify the potential of and challenges faced by coastal communities.
Despite the risks, fishers continue to use compressors to make a living. Journalist Febrianti met with Jertianus from Sinakak to learn more.
In what was known as the octopus center in Mentawai, the waters off Sinakak have much less to offer today as fishers struggle to find the eight-limbed mollusc.
Already resource-stricken, Duano fishers bear the brunt of climate crisis and environmental degradation impacts.
Environmental journalists society believes multi-stakeholder collaboration can break the chain of marine plastic waste in Indonesia.
Indonesia ends a 20-year ban on sea sand export. Despite arguments, communities say the new law will only hurt their livelihood and further destroy the environment.