Fishing Settlement in Nothern Coast of Jakarta: From Intimidation to Recognition

  •  Muhammad Obie    


Coastal area becomes a meeting place of various interests, both the interests of the government to protect and exploit it, as well as local communities for their livelihood survival. This research analyzed the livelihood bases of fishing settlement in north coast of Jakarta, from the time of intimidation, until its existence was recognized by the government. The research strategy used historical case study. Collected data were primary and secondary data. Primary data collection was through in-depth interview and observation. Researcher in this case used biographical methods. Data analysis used a qualitative approach performed simultaneously during data collection took place, and after completion of data collection within a certain period. The secondary data was obtained through literature studies. The results of research showed that livelihood bases of fishing settlement in north coast of Jakarta rely on marine products. Fishermen in this settlement have a deep connection with the sea, so all the economic activities of the people are related to the sea. Since it was first inhabited in the 1970s, the region often got government intimidation which forced fishermen to leave the area. However, due to the fierce resistance of the citizens, the intimidation was ultimately unsuccessful. The government finally acknowledged the existence of fishing settlement after entering the reform era. It results the democratic tap was open where dialogue and negotiation by fishermen figures intensified.

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  • Issn(Print): 1913-9063
  • Issn(Onlne): 1913-9071
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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