Indonesia hits illegal fishing

Scuttled ships will form artificial reef.

Indonesia sinks 34 foreign vessels to stop illegal fishing


Indonesia, the world’s biggest archipelago nation, sank 34 foreign illegal fishing boats in several places across the country on Tuesday, August 18.

The illegal fishing boats, which came from Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and four Indonesian-registered ones, were sunk as part of the commemoration of Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day.

This was the biggest action of the Indonesian government of its kind to date, which was held to demonstrate the government’s seriousness concerning the protection its territorial integrity.

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