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Jakarta Post

Fighting fisheries crimes: Ways forward

  • Zaki Mubarok Busro
    Zaki Mubarok Busro

    UN Nippon Fellow 2016 at the UN Division on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

Vienna   /   Thu, October 12, 2017   /  12:26 pm
Fighting fisheries crimes: Ways forward Sunken: A foreign-flagged vessel that illegally fished in Indonesian territories is sunken in Natuna waters, Riau Islands, on Aug. 17, 2016. (POOL/Dokumentasi KKP)

This third symposium on fisheries crimes held by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in Vienna on Sept. 25-26 seemed so different. Those in attendance shared a positive and strong commitment to the fight against fish poachers and crimes along the value chain of fisheries. This followed the first fisheries crimes symposium held in Cape Town (2015) and the second in Yogyakarta (2016). The collaborative and tireless efforts of the Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, UNO DC, Interpol, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence Group and the PescaDOLUS research network to bring about this crucial matter to the fore has attracted global attention. This could be observed by the large number of participants at the symposiums including the growing number of ministers attend...

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