Java fishers struggle with seine net ban amid rising costs, falling profits

6PANTURA, Indonesia — More than 10,000 brightly painted trawlers regularly come and go from the rowdy fishing ports along this 1,000-kilometer-long northern coastline of Java, the world’s most populous island. Many of them are going nowhere fast. “Because I still use the cantrang it’s not possible for me to update my paperwork,” said Sutikno, the […]

Java fishers struggle with seine net ban amid rising costs, falling profits
6PANTURA, Indonesia — More than 10,000 brightly painted trawlers regularly come and go from the rowdy fishing ports along this 1,000-kilometer-long northern coastline of Java, the world’s most populous island. Many of them are going nowhere fast. “Because I still use the cantrang it’s not possible for me to update my paperwork,” said Sutikno, the […]

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