Lab Seminar - The Spillover Effect of Indonesia’s Moratorium Policies against Foreign Illegal Fishing
Junjun Dong presented her work on fishing moratorium. Foreign illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing poses a major risk to food security, economic livelihood and fishery sustainability in Indonesia. As the world’s leading producer of tuna and the second largest producer of marine wild capture fish, Indonesia loses more than US$4 billion a year due to IUU fishing (FAO, 2016). In November 2014, the Indonesian government implemented aggressive moratorium policies to protect its fisheries from foreign poaching. Foreign boats and Indonesian-flagged boats built overseas were banned from fishing in Indonesian waters. In this presentation, Junjun explored preliminary ideas for identifying the spillover effect of Indonesia’s moratorium policies on other countries’ EEZs or the high seas. Junjun also presented visualization results using vessel-level AIS data and show how foreign vessels changed their fishing locations and effort after the moratorium.