Australia, Indonesia act on IUU fishing
Coordinated maritime patrols.
Australia and Indonesia combine forces to tackle illegal fishing
Illegal fishing has been the focus of a combined Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces operation, concluding in Darwin last week.
The fifth Australian and Indonesian coordinated maritime security patrol commenced in Kupang, Indonesia on 15 June and took place in areas of the Timor and Arafura Seas north of Darwin.
The coordinated patrol included ships, aircraft and headquarters staff from both countries in two synchronised task groups.
Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Glenelg and a RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft represented the Australian Defence Force. The Indonesian armed forces provided naval vessels KRI Tombak and KRI Hiu and a CASA NC-212 aircraft.
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