To protect the marine tenure in future, the key words that should be adhered to is integrated management and sustainability. Legal tools are necessary to give legitimacy to the structure, powers and functions of traditional governance institutions, including kewang on the island of Ambon and Lease Islands. These institutions are collectively responsible for preserving the coastal environment for the welfare of society at large.
Dr. Revency Vania Rugebregt (1979) studied Law at the Pattimura University at Ambon, Indonesia (MA 2010). She became a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Universitas Pattimura in 2005. Rugebregt received her PhD Degree in 2016 at the Faculty of Law, Hasanudin University on Natural resource management in Maluku. Since 2016 she is the main editor of the Pattimura Law Journal, a member of the Internal Control Unit Pattimura University, and Secretary of the Central Study of Harmony Pattimura University. Rugebregt published several articles in Indonesian and international journals, and she was also a staff member of several NGO´s in the Moluccas. During the so-called Kerusuhan in Maluku (1999-2003) she participated at the Human Right Conference at Geneva, Swiss and visited the European Parliament in Brussels (2002).
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Sasi (traditional harvest ban) in Maluku Barat Daya, Indonesia – R.V. Rugebregt, January 2019.