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Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry to audit ex-foreign vessels operating in Indonesia

A captured illegal vessel (image: Susi Pudjiastuti)
A captured illegal vessel (image: Susi Pudjiastuti)

JAKARTA ( – Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Susi Pudjiastuti has set up a special task force on anti illegal fishing, called ANEC Team. The key duty of the task force is to conduct audit on 1,132 ex-foreign vessels operating in Indonesia with capacity of over 30 gross tons (GT as well as 187 fishing vessel owners in the country.

The head of the Task Force Mas Achmad Santosa said that the task force was set up as a follow-up of the ministry’s regulation (No. 56, 2014) on moratorium of issuing permit for fishing vessels.

The audit will be conducted to combat illegal fishing practices in the country’s waters. The moratorium started from Nov. 3, 2014 until April 30, 2015.

The task force will evaluate, analyze and audit the vessels, their legal documents and verify the documents on the ground. (*)


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