Indonesia forms pirate fishing task force

Illegal fishing a huge economic, environmental issue.

Govt forms another anti-illegal fishing task force

Tama Salim

The government has stepped up its maritime law enforcement by preparing a presidential decree that will lay the groundwork for the establishment of a new task force to combat illegal fishing, according to a government official.

Mas Achmad Santosa, head of the task force for the prevention and eradication of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, said that a presidential decree (Perpres) was currently in the works to establish a new task force with the authority to take action on illegal poachers and other perpetrators of related offenses caught in Indonesia’s territorial waters.

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