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Jakarta Post

Indonesia praised for access to fishing data

  • Arif Gunawan Sulistiyono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 10, 2017   /  08:15 am
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Sea harvest: Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti attends the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the Indonesian Fishermen's Association (HNSI) on Depok beach in Bantul, Yogyakarta, on May 21. (Antara/Hendra Nurdiyansyah)

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti have two things in common: They are famous for their strong roles in the shipping scene and are deeply in love with the marine world. Their “love story” heated up on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly Hall — where the world’s policy makers in marine affairs were commemorating World Oceans Day, with the Titanic movie star praising Susi for her latest actions against illegal fishing. “Fisheries Minister Susi ramped up monitoring efforts and is leading the way to the new era of transparency in fisheries management by making Indonesia’s vessels monitoring system [VMS] data viable to the Global Fishing Watch [GFW] platform,” he said in a video played at the UN Ocean Conference. With Susi’s move, Indonesia becomes the first nat...