Rampant Illegal Fishing; Gov’t Urged to Step Up Maritime Security
Translator: Dewi Elvia Muthiariny
Editor: Petir Garda Bhwana
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian fisheries watchdog, Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW), coordinator Abdi Suhufan said that illegal fishing committed by foreign boats are still rampant.
“To March 19, 2019, the KKP (Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry) has seized 16 foreign boats illegally fishing in Indonesian seas,” said Abdi on Monday, March 25. Following the fact, his NGO urged the ministry to strengthen its maritime security. Indonesia, Abdi opined, did not carry out intensive monitoring operation due to lack of budget.
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