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Jakarta Post

RI calls for transparency in fishery industry

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 28 2016   /  09:07 am

Fijian Fishery and Forestry Minister Oseea Naiqamu could not hide his excitement when sharing how his Indonesian counterpart, Susi Pudjiastuti, alluringly influenced global efforts to fight against illegal fishing.

“Susi is a real champion. She led the way [for the campaign] through the Asia-Pacific,” Naiqamu told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting in Jakarta.

In an apparent move to increase global awareness about the sustainable use of fish and other maritime resources, Susi gathered her colleagues from 15 Asia-Pacific countries, plus Norway, the UK and the US, in Jakarta for a meeting to discuss the implementation of a traceability system in the fishery industry.

Representatives from the EU, ASEAN, the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDC) also attended the event. ...