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10,000 foreign fishing ships forced out of Indonesian waters: Susi

10,000 foreign fishing ships forced out of Indonesian waters: Susi

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has claimed that sent away some 10,000 fishing ships from Indonesian waters through her tough policy of sinking vessels operating illegally in the archipelago. She said the foreign fishing ships, most of which were larger than those owned Indonesian traditional fishermen and were equipped with more sophisticated fishing 

Navy Seizes Eight Cargo Vessels, Tanker in Bintan Waters

Navy Seizes Eight Cargo Vessels, Tanker in Bintan Waters

The Indonesian Navy foiled an alleged illegal ship-to-ship transfer of supplies involving foreign-flagged vessels in the waters of Bintan, Riau Islands, last week, a senior officer has reported. A spokesperson for the Navy’s First Fleet Command, Lt. Col. Agung Nugroho, said the eight vessels were carrying out illegal activities. “We seized eight foreign vessels in 

Tough Policing is Restoring Indonesia’s Fisheries

Tough Policing is Restoring Indonesia’s Fisheries

Five years ago the world’s most populous archipelago nation started taking action against the decimation of its fish stocks. Indonesia’s waters were being plundered by vessels from nearby countries, particularly China and Thailand, but also Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia. When Susi Pudjiastuti became minister of fisheries and maritime affairs in 2014, she began dramatically 

British warship warned Iranian forces against seizing tanker

British warship warned Iranian forces against seizing tanker

A British warship radioed an Iranian patrol boat to warn against interfering with the Stena Impero as the oil tanker passed through the Strait of Hormuz, according to a recording obtained by Reuters. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized the British-flagged tanker with a crew of 23 on Friday (July 19). “Please confirm that you are not intending to 

Indonesia Invites Japanese Firms to Invest in Fish Shipment

Indonesia Invites Japanese Firms to Invest in Fish Shipment

The government has invited Japanese companies to invest in fish shipment and cold storage services to take advantage of Indonesia’s growing fish production, especially in the eastern part of the country. The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry held a meeting recently with 13 Japanese companies, including trading company Hanwa, temperature-controlled logistics company Nichirei Logistics Group 

Indonesia, India to Forge Closer Maritime Cooperation

Indonesia, India to Forge Closer Maritime Cooperation

Familial faces: Deputy Foreign Minister AM Fachir (right) and Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat (left) pose with Hindu-inspired masks ahead of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indonesia-India relations at the ministry compound in Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/PJ Leo)The connection between Indonesia and India on the basis of cultural linkages spanning thousands of 

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