Indonesia is an archipelagic state possessing around 93000 km2 of territorial water and a claim over 7.9 million km2 of marine territory including the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Moreover, Indonesia is also a country with the second longest coastline in the world with over 55000 km of coastline. This made Indonesia one of the primary maritime countries in the world.
The marine fishery is one of Indonesia’s primary maritime assets. Although the total fishery contribution only accounts for 2.77% of the total GDP in 2021, Indonesia is still considered the second largest fish producer in the world after China. In total, marine fishery accounted for the largest part of the total fishery output with over 6.7 million tonnes of fishery production in 2021. This is coupled with the total maximum potential yield of over 9 million tonnes/year.
According to the National Statistics Agency, 7.87 million people, or 25.14% of the Indonesian poor depend on the marine fishery sector. In total, there are 56 million Indonesians involved in the marine fishery with over 70% or 39 million of them being women.
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