In line with the Indonesian government’s priority of strengthening regulation of the fishing sector, the ILO supported the Provincial Government of Central Java to hold a coordination meeting between the Provincial Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office and the Provincial Manpower and Transmigration Office on 29 May in Semarang, Central Java.
The meeting marks the establishment of the Joint Inspection Team for Labour Norms Onboard Fishing Vessels, which was stipulated through the adoption of Decree No. 523/012. The Decree mandates the joint inspection team to examine working conditions on fishing vessels at fishing ports within the jurisdiction of Central Java province. The team will consist of officials from the provincial fisheries and labour offices, including labour inspectors from both provincial and municipal levels.