Illegal Fishing



  • Equal Treatment for Illegal Fishing
    Opinion

    Equal Treatment for Illegal Fishing

    The maritime affairs ministry should not be angry when a neighboring country takes action against Indonesian vessels fishing illegally. After all, illegal fishing is a problem for all sides.

  • Harvesting a Neighbor’s Sea Cucumbers
    International

    Harvesting a Neighbor’s Sea Cucumbers

    Three Indonesian fishing boats were destroyed for stealing sea cucumbers in Australian waters. Fishermen are enticed by high sea cucumbers prices and abundant stocks.

  • Law of the Jungle in Our Seas
    Opinion

    Law of the Jungle in Our Seas

    Theft of fish from waters around Natuna is on the rise again. A security, economic and diplomatic solution is needed.

  • The Cat and Mouse Games at Sea
    Environment

    The Cat and Mouse Games at Sea

    The government is again sinking foreign boats caught illegally fishing in Indonesian waters. The number of patrol vessels is limited.

  • We Cannot Allow Sipadan-Ligitan to Recur
    Environment

    We Cannot Allow Sipadan-Ligitan to Recur

    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 Fight to Fish in North Natuna
    Environment

    The Fight to Fish in North Natuna

    Vietnamese fishing boats poach fish in Malaysian and Indonesian waters not only because of dwindling stocks in their own country. This report is produced with a collaboration of journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, with the support of the Environmental Reporting Collective.

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