Authors Yan Dirk Wabiser1 | Alfasis RomarakAp2
Research has been conducted on the Fishermen Community in the Argapura Marine Village in Jayapura City. The purpose of this study was to determine the origin and lifestyle of local migrants from Ambai village on Yapen Island, located in Argapura Village. In conducting this research, the method used is descriptive qualitative which is intentionally used to determine the lifestyle and activities of the fishing population in the area. The population in this study were all residents who live in Argapura Kampung Laut, Argapura Village, Jayapura Selatan District of Jayapura City. The sample of this research was adult population who knows about the socio-cultural and economic conditions of the local population and can provide information in support of the research’s purpose. The results showed that the population of Kampung Argapura Laut mostly rarely carried out activities as fishermen, even though the city government had provided assistance in the form of boats and supporting facilities for fishing. Residents mostly go fishing by basic fishing in Jayapura waters. The mobility of the population that is not fixed also affects the labor market that is not permanent and not clear to the local population so that it negatively impacts the daily lifestyle of the family.
Keywords: population, fisherman, economic