Law No. 27/2007 concerning the management of coastal areas and small islands is now more than one year old. When enacted last year, it was revealed that 21 regulation packages were required for its implementation: Four government regulations, six presidential decrees, and 11 ministerial decrees. As might have been guessed, some of these deadlines have now passed. However, the mission has not yet been accomplished.
Apart from its complex arrangement and the need for many supporting regulations, the issue of coastal water concessions Hak Pengusahaan Perairan Pesisir (HP3), governed by the law does spark controversy.