We Cannot Allow Sipadan-Ligitan to Recur
Monday, 30 August 2021
Poaching produce in the North Natuna Sea is not only triggered by economic need. According to the Director of the Fleet Monitoring and Operations of the Marine and Fisheries Resources Directorate-General in the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, Pung Nugroho Saksono, a conflict similar to the Sipadan-Ligitan case between Malaysia and Indonesia should not be allowed to recur.
THE Natuna waters are currently a ‘hot spot’ for fishery poaching cases by foreign vessels. In 2021, the marine affairs and fisheries ministry apprehended 46 foreign fishing vessels. A total of 25 ships were caught in Natuna. A year before, of 53 foreign vessels were arrested, 23 were in Natuna.
All the foreign vessels apprehended in Natuna originated from Vietnam. According to the Director of the Fleet Monitoring and Operations of t...
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