Indonesia's Environmental Policy Regarding the Eradication of Illegal Fishing in the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone in the South China Sea in 2017
Indonesia is an archipelagic country where 2/3 of its territory is marine waters. It provides marine and fish resources. The potential for fishing is 6.4 million tons and cultivating 1,223,437 ha. It is due to the actions of irresponsible individuals who practice illegal fishing. It is usually illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The government needs to improve and increase the efforts to monitor and control fisheries crime. It has drained many fish resources in Indonesian waters by foreign and national fishing vessels. This research focuses on government agencies’ policies and coordination systems in eradicating illegal fishing in the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone, especially in the South China Sea, and the practice of illegal fishing in the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone, especially in the South China Sea, challenging to overcome, and what are the weaknesses. This research employed a qualitative method. It is in writings, which can be seen in books, journals, or mass media. It is also presented in words and writings from whose complete approach. In short, its data is descriptive. Research shows results. In eradicating illegal fishing, Indonesia has relatively good legal instruments.