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Pandemic, omnibus bill to greatly impact small-scale fisherfolk

While their livelihoods are already affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, small-scale fishermen in the country may face more danger in the form of a contentious omnibus bill on job...

Madina, 47, a fisherman for over two decades in Cilincing, North Jakarta, said 2020 had so far been the hardest year to make ends meet.

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
  • The Jakarta Post

The period from March to May is typically not off-season for fishing, even for small-scale fishermen with small boats like himself.

Yet he has not been able to find markets or wholesalers who wanted to buy his catch at a proper price in the past few months, given…

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