Environmental Change and Modernization of Fishing Gear for Fishermen in Depok Beach, Bantul, Yogyakarta 1995-2010

Muhammad Sunandar Alwi*, Endang Susilowati, Sutejo K. Widodo

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The purpose of this study is to analyze environmental changes and modernization of fishing gear for fishermen. This article identifies and evaluates several impacts of the implementation of modernization of fishing gear, particularly by taking a case study on the fishing environment of Depok Beach, Bantul, Yogyakarta. This research is categorized as maritime history research. This study uses the historical method with a sociological approach. The results of this study state that Depok fishermen have experienced several changes in their fishing gear. Those who used to use traditional fishing gear then use modern fishing gear. Characterized by the use of the engine as a means of propulsion of the boat which in turn causes the fishing range to be wider. The influence of modernization has changed the mindset of the fishing community of Depok Beach. In addition, the threat of abrasion is very dangerous for buildings around the coast. Abrasion that occurs is caused by strong waves. Strong waves occur due to gusts of wind from the Indian Ocean. The waves continuously erode the sediment on the beach. The scour will affect the land area and will also affect the reduced activity. The effect of abrasion on buildings is very dangerous and detrimental to the people of Depok Beach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01024
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Energy, Environment, Epidemiology, and Information System, ICENIS 2021 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Aug 20215 Aug 2021


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