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Savu Sea still faces tough challenges ahead

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Manado   /   Thu, May 14 2009   /  09:40 am

A token of appreciation: Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Freddy Numberi (left) presents an award to Makmur H.A.P.K., the regent of Berau, East Kalimantan, for his achievements in promoting a marine conservation program in the regency, on the sidelines of the World Ocean Conference in Manado on Wednesday. Also in the picture are (from second left) Marcus Wanma, the regent of Raja Ampat in West Papua, Hugua, the regent of Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi, and Hasan Achmad, the regent of Kaimana in West Papua. The regents attended the conference to witness the inauguration of the Savu Sea Marine National Park. JP/Arief Suhardiman The declaration of the Savu Sea, located in East Nusa Tenggara, as a marine protected area (MPA) has yet to be followed up with sufficient facilities to increase the monitoring of illegal and destructive fishing in the area. East Nusa Tenggara Go...