The mission of the Raja Ampat Marine Park Authority is to protect and manage the marine park’s natural, cultural and historical resources, whilst allowing ecologically sustainable use for the benefit of current and future generations.
Management of the Marine Protected Areas within the Marine Park is the direct responsibility of UPTD BLUD, the Technical Implementation Unit of the Department Marine and Fisheries of Raja Ampat. In collaboration with the Police and Navy, these departments are responsible for enforcing all regulation and legislation related to the Marine Park.
In order to protect and conserve the globally significant biodiversity of the region, and the livelihoods and industries that depend upon them, all domestic and international users of Raja Ampat Marine Park must strictly adhere to the following rules and regulations.
Violation of the any legislation or regulation will result in action against the perpetrator(s), which, depending on the severity of the violation, may result in a fines up to 200 million Indonesian Rupiah (approx $14,000) per unit of damage, and/or a jail term of up to ten years
General Marine Park Use
These activities that are strictly prohibited and considered violations to Raja Ampat Marine Park legislation and regulation. Conducting any of the activities listed can result lawful and/or customary action against the perpetrator(s).
All Tourism vessels (private or commercial) and Commercial Fishing Vessels that enter the Marine Park are required to obtain the necessary permit(s) and operate as per the requirements designated Utilisation Zones. Click here for more information regarding vessel permits, and see zonation for specific MPAs under “Marine Protected Areas” in the main menu.
Every visitor to the Marine Protected areas must pay the Environmental Services Fee (LPJL) before entry.
The species included in this list are protected under National and/or Regional Law. Every person and or legal entity is prohibited from carrying out activities that catch, hunt, injure, damage, kill, capture, posses, trade or transport any species on this list, including their body parts, and the nests or eggs of listed species.
Fisheries Violation & Crime
Fishing activity with Raja Ampat Marine Park is strictly regulated and subject to sustainable management laws. The following activities are considered violations to Raja Ampat Marine Park legislation and regulation. Conducting any of the below listed activities and will result in lawful, or in some instances customary, action against the perpetrator(s).