International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Descriptive analysis of catching blue swimmer crab (Portunus pelagicus) in Pejarakan Hamlet, Danasari Village, Pemalang District, Pemalang District, Central Java Province

Author Affiliations

  • 1Coastal Resource Management Master\'s Program, Aquatic Resources Department, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
  • 2Department of Aquatic Resource Management, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
  • 3Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, University of Indonesia Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 26-31, December,13 (2019)


Fisheries management is an effort made by the government to utilize fish resources sustainably. Folding trap (badong) is a type fishing gear used by Blue Swimmer Crab fishermen in Pejarakan Hamlet, Pemalang Regency, Indonesia. The main target of this fishing operation is Blue Swimmer Crab (Portunus pelagicus). Blue Swimmer Crab is a fishery commodity that has a high selling value, both as a local commodity and an export commodity. The purpose of this study is to find out the construction of the folding bubu that is used by the Pejarakan hamlet fishermen and the possible number of crabs caught by the folding trap/bubu in the area of capture in Pemalang waters. This research was conducted from January to March 2019 in Pejarakan hamlet. The method used in this research is descriptive method with purposive sampling method. Data analysis was performed by data reduction, data presentation, and making conclusions. The results showed that the number of fishery households catching small-scale fishermen\'s Blue Swimmer Crab in Pejarakan Hamlet is 150 units. The fishermen used folding traps with simple construction with dimensions of 29x25x17cm3, metal frames and walls made of PE nets. The average volume of catches (productivity) of crab fishing vessels was 3.3kg per tonnage tripor 18 grams / folding trap of Blue Swimmer Crab catches (six folding traps or bubu installed have the opportunity to catch one blue swimmer crab weighing 100 grams).


  1. Juliastuti M., Mudzakir A. and Hapsari T. (2016)., Analisis Faktor Produksi Alat Tangkap Jaring Insang (Gill Net) Terhadap Hasil Tangkapan Rajungan (Portunus sp) di Desa Sukoharjo Kabupaten Rembang Jawa Tengah., J. of Fish. Res. Utilization Management and Tech., 5(1), 57-66. Retrieved from jfrumt/article/view/10737
  2. Wulandari W. and Boesono H. (2014)., Analisis Perbedaan Kedalaman Dan Substrat Dasar terhadap Hasil Tangkapan Rajungan (Swimming Crab) dengan Arad Rajungan di Perairan Wedung, Demak., J. of Fish. Res. Utilization Management and Tech., 3(4), 85-93. Retrieved from
  3. Abidin Z., Bambang A.N. and Wijayanto D. (2014)., Manajemen Kolaboratif untuk Introduksi Pengelolaan Rajungan yang Berkelanjutan di Desa Betahwalang, Demak., J. Fish. Res. Utilization Manag. Tech., 4(3), 29-36.
  4. Ernawati T., Boer M. and Yonvitner Y. (2014)., Biologi Populasi Rajungan (Portunus Pelagicus) di Perairan Sekitar Wilayah Pati, Jawa Tengah., J. Bawal, 6(1), 31-40.
  5. Novita H., Bambang A.N. and Asriyanto A. (2013)., Analisis Produktivitas dan Efisiensi Bubu Lipat dan Bottom Set Gillnet terhadap Hasil Tangkapan Rajungan (Portunus Pelagicus) di Perairan Asemdoyong Pemalang., J. of Fish. Res. Utilization Manage. and Tech., 2(3), 142-151.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (1998)., The livingmarine resources of theWestern Central Pacific Vol. 2: Cephalopods, Crustaceans, Holothurians and Sharks., Rome: FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes, 687-1396. ISBN 92-5-104052-4
  7. Asphama A.I., Amir F., Malina A.C. and Fujaya Y. (2015)., Habitat preferences of blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus)., J. Aquacultura Indonesiana, 16(1), 10-15.
  8. Ghofar A., Redjeki S., Madduppa H., Abbey M. and Tasunar N. (2018)., Inclusive blue swimming crab fishery management initiative in Betahwalang Demak, Indonesia., In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environ. Sci., 116(1), 012068, 1-9. 10.1088/ 1755-1315/116/1/012068
  9. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF). (2016)., Decree of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia Number., 70 / KEPMEN-KP / 2016 concerning the Plan for Management of Rajungan Fisheries in the Fisheries Management Areas of the Republic of Indonesia.
  10. Wiyono E.S. (2009)., Persepsi Nelayan tentang Sumberdaya Perikanan., J. of Agricultural Socio-Economics and Agribusiness, 9(3), 330-335.
  11. Nababan B., Wiyono E.S. and Mustaruddin M. (2017)., Faktor-Faktor yang Mempengaruhi Kepatuhan Nelayan di Tanjungbalai Asahan dalam Mendukung Perikanan Berkelanjutan., J. Indonesian Fish. Res., 23(1), 1-10.
  12. Laws of the republic Indonesia. (2009)., Law Number 45 of 2009 concerning Amendment to Law Number 31 Year 2004 concerning Fisheries.,
  13. Rice J.C. (2013)., Evolution of International Commitments for Fisheries Sustainability., ICES J. of Marine Sci., 71(2), 157-165.
  14. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). (1995)., Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF)., Rome, 1-49. ISBN 92-5-103834-5
  15. Charles A.T. (2001)., Sustainable Fishery System., Blackwell Sciences. London, UK., 1-300. ISBN-13: 978-0632057757
  16. Martosubroto P. (2005)., Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Fisheries Sector., Indonesian J. Intl. Law., 2(3), 463-483.
  17. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF). (2016)., Minister of Marine and Fisheries Regulation Number 56 of 2016 concerning Prohibition of Catching and / or Expending Lobster (Panulirus spp.), Crab (Scylla spp.), And Rajungan (Portunus spp.) From the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia.,
  18. Branch T.A., Hilborn R., Haynie A.C., Fay G., Flynn G., Griffiths J., Marshall K.N., Kandall J.K., Scheuerell M.J., Ward E.J. and Young M. (2006)., Fleet Dynamicsand Fishermen Behavior: Lessons for Fisheries Managers., Can.J.Fish.Aquat. Sci., 63, 1647-1668.
  19. Béné C. and Tewfik A. (2001)., Fishing effort allocation and fishermen, Human Ecology, 29(2), 157-186. 10.1023/ A:1011059830170
  20. Winstanley R.H. (1992)., A Fisheries managers application of minimum legal lengths., In: Hancock, DA, Editor. Legal size and their use in fisheries management; Lome, Victoria, 24 August 1990. Australian Society for Fish Biology Workshop; Australian Government Publishing Services (Canberra): Bureau of Rural Resources Proceedings No. 13: 51-55.
  21. Caddy J.F. and Mahon R. (1995)., Reference point for fisheries management., Rome (IT): FAO Fisheries Technical Paper, 347, 1-83. ISBN92-5-103733-7
  22. Zairion Boer M., Wardiatno Y. and Fahrudin A. (2015)., Sexual maturity, reproductive pattern and spawning female population of the blue swimming crab, Portunuspelagicus (Brachyura: Portunidae) in East Lampung coasts water, Indonesia., J. Sci. and Tech., 8(7), 596-607. DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2015/v8i6/69368
  23. Pemalang Regency Central Bureau of Statistics (2018)., Pemalang Regency in Figures 2018. BPS Pemalang Regency., Indonesia, 1-438. ISSN: 0215-5753
  24. Helmi M., Purwanto Atmodjo W., Subardjo P. and Aysira A. (2018)., Benthic Diversity Mapping and Analysis Base On Remote Sensing and Seascape Ecology Approach at Parang Islands, Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia., Intl. J. of Civil Engineering and Tech., 9(11), 227-235.
  25. Helmi M., Satriadi A., Suryoputro A.A.D., Marwoto J., Setiyono H. and Hariyadi (2018)., Rehabilitation Priority Area Assessment on Death Coral Using Cell Based Modeling Approach at Parang Islands, Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia., Intl. J. of Civil Engineering and Tech., 9(11), 2949-2961. IJCIET/index.IJCIET/index.asp.