School of Engineering


Design of Vessels for Sustainable Fisheries in Indonesia

Identify a sustainable fishing vessel for Indonesia in order to support the sustainability of the fisheries sector.

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in their Strategic Plan for 2010 – 2014 stated that low productivity was one of the main factors causing poverty in fishing communities. Lack of technology applied to fishing vessels is believed as a reason for this low productivity. Based on these circumstances, the research plans to identify appropriate technology for the construction and operation of fishing vessels in order to ensure that  Indonesia fisheries are sustainable.

In general it is intended to identify the latest proven technology that is applicable and acceptable for fishing vessels in Indonesia, taking account of local stakeholder requirements and knowledge. To ensure the sustainability of the selected technology, their impact on the environment and their economic viability will be identified.

The research questions for this project are:

  1. What are the latest proven technologies for fishing vessels that are possible to apply in Indonesia?
  2. Is legislation and policy in Indonesia supporting the development of sustainable fishing vessels?
  3. What is the status of the stakeholders with regard to knowledge and qualifications for a sustainable fishery, and what are their needs in these aspects in order to establish sustainable fisheries and fishing vessels in Indonesia?
  4. What technology can be applied for sustainable fishing vessels in Indonesia based on stakeholders needs and knowledge?
  5. To what extent are the existing fishing vessels in Indonesia contributing to a sustainable fishery?
  6. What are the obstacles, and what efforts are required, to develop sustainable fishing vessels in Indonesia?