David Lymer, Simon Funge-Smith and Dominique Greboval


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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The cover picture was taken in Pelabutan Pendaratan Ikan (PPI) Kuala Baro, which is a medium sized port in Aceh Province, Indonesia. The vessels in the picture are registered at about 25 GT. All photo credits: David Lymer.

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For bibliographic purposes, please reference this publication as:

Lymer D., Funge-Smith S., and Greboval D. (2009). The fishing fleet in Aceh Province, Indonesia. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2009/09, 39 pp.


The fishing fleet of Aceh Province in Indonesia has been subject to much scrutiny over the last five years. In response to the impact of the tsunami in 2004, considerable national and international efforts have been directed at restoring the fishing fleet to pre-tsunami levels through a variety of fishing vessel building schemes. Complementary activities to assess the success of the fleet rehabilitation and development activities have also been carried out. This document provides an overview of the status of the fishing fleet in Aceh Province at the end of 2006 based on a fishing vessel census carried out in the province. It is hoped that this can be used as a reference in the sustainable restoration of the small-scale fisheries subsector in the province of Aceh, Indonesia.