THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY IN MANAGING MARINE RESOURCES OF SMALL ISLANDS IN NORTH MALUKUHusen Alting, Suwarti and Gunawan A. Tauda
Indonesiaâs area mainly comprises of seas. The implication of the Law Number 23 of 2014 enactment concerning Regional Government is that in the marine economic resource management authority of the Regency/City is reduced. This paper uses the normative juridical research method with a qualitative descriptive approach. The purpose is to provide an overview regarding the regulation of fishery resources in Indonesia as stated in Law No. 31 of 2004 concerning Fisheries as amended by Law No. 45 of 2009 and Law No. 23 of 2014 concerning Regional Government. The results show that there are differences between the two laws regarding the authority to manage fishing areas and the authority to issue fishing vessels and fish transporter procurement permits. These differences may make the issued laws and regulations become effectively implemented, which have the potential to disrupt the management of marine economic resources in North Maluku.