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Jakarta Post

Bali communique pushes for transparency in fisheries

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 28 2017   /  12:19 am

Fish talk: Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pujiastuti (center) along with International Advisory Group Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) chairman Peter Eigen (left) attend the group’s conference in Bali on Thursday to discuss sustainable fishing.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)A Bali communique on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) was agreed to on Thursday. The communique calls for sustainable fishing practices all over the world in a bid to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

The communique was agreed to by around 350 participants attending the second International Conference of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative held in Kuta, Bali.

“We reiterate the importance of transparency and participation to manage the marine sector sustainably and to ensure that those resources can continue to provide livelihoods, food security and nutriti...