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Fighting illegal fishing is a net gain

  • Darmawan Prasodjo

Durham, North Carolina | Mon, September 12 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Indonesian waters represent some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Yet many of the country’s fishing communities struggle to compete with widespread illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing — accounting for a loss of nearly half their revenue of roughly US$4 billion.

Considering that 63 million citizens rely on fishing as a source of income, this problem merits serio...