Quarantine fish was originally implemented by the Fisheries Department of Jakarta through the Decision of the Governor of DKI Jakarta Number: DKI-78/9/C/10/75 Jo Number: 1186 / 1980 dated October 31, 1980, regarding the provision of health inspection of live fish species and circulating Jakarta area, both for export, import, or transmitted between regions.
Gradually made the transfer of fish from the quarantine activities Jakarta Fisheries Service to the Directorate General of Fisheries. Development activities are coordinated by the Directorate of Fisheries Biological Resources. With the publication of Decree of the Minister of Agriculture Number: OT.210/706/Kpts/9/1983 and Presidential Decree No. 15 of 1984 governing the Organization and Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, then quarantine the fish switching coaching is the responsibility of the Central Agricultural Quarantine.
On the date 25 April 1985 carried out the handover of tasks, authority and responsibility for development and implementation of fish quarantine from the Director General of Fisheries to the Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture cq Center for Agricultural Quarantine with manuscript handover Number: 55.C.OT-210.PKP.IV.85 April 25, 1985.
On the Fourth Development Cabinet, the authority and responsibility of coaching switch to quarantine fish Agribusiness Agency Department of Agriculture. However, the Cabinet of National Unity, quarantine the fish back into the coaching responsibilities of the Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture. At the same time, ditetapkanlah also that the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has the authority and responsibility for the development and utilization of fish resources, so that then formed the Directorate of Fish Quarantine under the guidance Directorate General of Fisheries.
Based on Presidential Decree No. 166 of 2000, the authority and responsibility for development and implementation of quarantine (including fish) to switch to non-departmental government agencies. In the scope of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries raised fish health coaching function which is a function inline quarantine fish. On March 22, 2001 issued Presidential Decree No. 137 of 2001 which among others provides for solving the authority and responsibility for development and implementation of plant quarantine of food crops, horticulture, animal farming and aquaculture; Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to quarantine the fish cultivation.