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Overfishing depleting Tambelan Islands maritime resources

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, January 5 2011 | 09:57 am
Overfishing depleting Tambelan Islands maritime resources

PREMIUM Scientists are warning that the ecosystem of the Tambelan Islands, located at the southern part of the Natuna Islands in Riau, has been severely degraded by overfishing, threatening several endangered species including sea turtles.

Erlinda Yurisanthae, a marine scientist from Tanjungpura University in West Kalimantan, said that the use of illegal fishing methods, such huge trawling nets, e...