Fish Wars in Indonesia

Fauzan Ijazah

In the tropical seas around the Indonesian archipel a war is being waged. Illegal fishing on a huge scale has robbed Indonesia of an estimated US-$ 3.2 billion annually through poaching by syndicates from Thailand, China and the Philippines.

The Maritime and Fishery ministry was established to develop Indonesia`s maritime sector. Their patrol efforts have helped to limit the number of illegal vessels.

Fauzan Ijazah for Infocus Asia (IFA) and National Geographic Channel

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