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Why boat-sinking policy is controversial

  • Siswanto Rusdi
    Siswanto Rusdi

    Director of the National Maritime Institute (NAMARIN)

Jakarta | Thu, February 8, 2018 | 10:41 am
Why boat-sinking policy is controversial Sink them down: Indonesian authorities destroy seven of 75 foreign illegal fishing vessels in the waters off Belawan in Medan, North Sumatra province, on April 1 2017. (AFP/Gatha Ginting)

PREMIUM Issues related to the sinking of fishing boats made headlines again after Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan and Vice President Jusuf Kalla demanded recently that Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti end the policy. Instead, she was instructed to focus on fish production to boost the country’s fish exports. She reiterated that boat sinking was not ...

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