Indonesia’s war on IUU fishing

Sinking illegal boats continues. 

Indonesia committed towards eradicating illegal fishing

Indonesia remains committed to completely eradicating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in its territorial waters.

IUU fishing respects neither national boundaries nor international attempts to manage fishing in the high seas, and is a serious global problem that contributes to overfishing, creates unfair competition, and impedes sustainable fisheries.

Therefore, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said Indonesias strict encouragement for eradicating such a criminal act should be understandable.

“Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is a serious matter and not only is the enemy of Indonesia but also the world. Therefore, all countries agree that it should be eradicated completely,” Susi said on Friday.

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