Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Illegal fishing practices declining

The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has sunk 35 foreign vessels involved in illegal activities fishing activities throughout 2009. Director General for Marine Resources Monitoring and Control, Aji Sularso said the number is far lower compared to the same figure in 2008, indicating a decline in illegal fishing activities. The government is intensifying its efforts to eradicate illegal fishing in line with the implementation of the European Union's catch certification, which has been effective since January 1st, 2010.
Source: PA Asia: Investor Daily, p.21, 6 January

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