Constraints in Countermeasures to Illegal Fishing Crime by Water Police Directorate of Papua Regional Police

Jannus Parlindungan Siregar, M. Said Karim, Abd. Asis


The recognition of Indonesia as an archipelagic states is a great boon for the Indonesian nation as the waters of the National jurisdiction of the Republic of Indonesia are increasingly widespread and judged to have a wealth of diversity contained in it is very potential for the economic development of the country. One of the big islands located in the eastern tip of Indonesia which also has a wealth of fisheries and marine resources is a very large island of Papua. Yet this enormous potential has not been properly managed and utilized, accountable and sustainable for the welfare of society. The problems studied in this paper are the constraints faced by the Directorate of Water Police in the handling of illegal fishing crime in the jurisdiction of the Papua Regional Police. This type of research is normative legal research and empirical legal research using legislation approach, conceptual approach, and case approach. There are two types of data in this study, namely primary data and secondary data. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive-qualitative technique. The results showed that the constraints faced by the Directorate of Water Police in the handling of Illegal Fishing crime is caused by the lack of optimal human resources of water police related to the number and competence in the field of water; Infrastructure constraints that have not been optimal in the form of Patrol Ship, the existence of Dock and Docking Ship that is still not available; obstacles Regulation related to boundary Jurisdiction or authority that is only 12 miles drawn from coastline as opposed to Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 2 Year 2002 about Police in Article 17 that Police officer in carrying out its duties and authority throughout the territory of the Republic of Indonesia; constraints of people without high legal awareness; and cultural constraints that have been done for a long time, this is done by the community as a mode to pursue a profit.

Keywords: countermeasures, illegal fishing, obstacles, Papua Regional Police.

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