FISH CATCH QUOTA ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE MARINE FISHERIES RESOURCES IN EAST JAVA
Keywords:Fisheries Resources, Sustainability, Total Allowable Catch
Fish resources Information urgently needed by development planners in fisheries sectors,
especially for fisheries development. The fisheries resources utilization in East Java tends to be overexploited.
This caused uncertainty of fishing activities for the traditional fishermen in the East Java waters. Some studies of
population dynamics and fish stock assessment described fisheries resources exploitation in some areas of East
Java was on fully exploited to overexploited condition. The aim of this research were;  to know sustainable
potential and total allowable catch of fisheries resources in the area of Pasuruan regency, Probolinggo Regency,
and Banyuwangi regency;  tho know the utilization status of fisheries resources in the area of Pasuruan
regency, Probolinggo Regency, and Banyuwangi regency; and  to determine the empowerment strategy for
fishermen community in order to utilize fisheries resources in the area of Pasuruan regency, Probolinggo
Regency, and Banyuwangi regency. The analyses were done through the calculation of sustainability potential,
and total allowable catch, and determine the controlling strategy of fisheries resources utilization. The study
described that the comparison analysis of fishing trip data, fish catch and total allowable catch in the sustainable
condition was in the overexploited condition. Moreover, based on the analysis of fisheries resources utilization
status in the research area, the controlling strategy was created based on the recommendation of all stakeholders.
This strategy including the management of the fishing area, management of fishing time, and determine if
alternative activities in the scope of both fisheries and non-fisheries sectors. These strategies can be used as a
basic data in determining an empowerment strategy for fishermen in the fisheries resources utilization. These
strategies including accompaniment approach and information services through community and ecosystem-based
of fisheries resources management.