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The purpose of this study is to analyze the implementation of maritime sector governance by the Regional Government of the Riau Islands Province after the enactment of Law Number 23 of 2014 concerning the Regional Government and to explain the process of solving problems in the maritime sector according to regulations set by the central government and the Riau Islands Province government. In the governance of the maritime sector, the Government of Indonesia has various roles that can be seen from the policies or regulations that are enforced. The complexity that occurs at the central government level is one of the reasons this research was taken, which shows the urgency of the need for maritime sector governance in Indonesia. Furthermore, after the implementation of decentralization in Indonesia, with the enactment of Law Number 23 of 2014 concerning Regional Government, the governance of the maritime sector has become increasingly complex. Data analysis through qualitative research methods with descriptive analysis methods. The results of this study found that, in the initiation of integrated maritime governance in the Riau Islands Province, the factors that need to be considered are authority, leadership, visioning, institutional capacity, human resource development, empowerment, and financial resource management. In this study, researchers provide recommendations for establishing regulations governing the authority and governance of maritime and archipelagic regions. In further research, the next phase can be analyzed: planning, adoption, implementation, evaluation, and reformulation.