IOM, KKP & Coventry University issue joint report

Dr. Ioannis Chapsos contributes to Report as an expert on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, and the link between maritime and human security.



This report represents a joint research report by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Indonesia Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Indonesia, and Coventry University.

The authors from the Ministry of Marine A airs and Fisheries (KKP) and the Indonesia Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing included Dr. Mas Achmad Santosa, Dr. Yunus Husein, Pahrur Roji Dalimunthe, and Maria Anindita Nareswari.

Dr Ioannis Chapsos from Coventry University provided invaluable contributions on the maritime security and human security implications of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.

The IOM Indonesia writing team included Nurul Qoiriah, Dr. Peter Munro, Among Resi, Ricky Ramon, Gema Bastari, Justitia Veda, Dr. Wayne Palmer, and Elise Caron. Thanks also go to Sha ra Ayunindya for her mentoring and support given to the tra cking team during the writing process, and to Diah Zahara for her insights into the interview process with the victims. Several of the IOM authors were also involved in the rescue, interviews, and repatriation of the shers. Thanks go to Mr. Mark Getchell, Chief of Mission of IOM Indonesia, who has been an ongoing champion of the plight of the rescued shers and managed the tra cking team through the whole writing process and Minister Susi Pudjiastuti for the support on putting an emphasis on combating illegal shing and human rights abuses in the Indonesian shing industry and initiating and supporting government actions to release, rescue and remediate victims from Benjina and Ambon.


Special thanks go to Mr. Steve Hamilton, Deputy Chief of Mission IOM Indonesia, who was instrumental in the rescue of the victims of trafficking in Benjina and Ambon and was insistent that the research reached a wide audience to prevent future exploitation of fishers both in Indonesia and internationally