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News ID: 68299 |
Publish Date: 16:32 - 18 August 2016

Sinking 60 Fishing Boats on Independence Day

On Wednesday, Indonesian Independence Day, the southeast Asian country sank 60 vessels – 58 foreign boats and two domestic vessels – it captured for unlawfully fishing in its territorial waters.

Sinking  60 Fishing Boats on Independence DayAccording to MANA,The government said the action marked Indonesia's commitment to "enforcing the law" amid attempts to stop foreign fishermen from "stealing" from its waters.
Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said the ships were sunk at eight locations across the Indonesian archipelago.
"I think it is already quite a strong message [to foreign countries and their fishing fleets]," Pudjiastuti told journalists on Wednesday, as quoted by The Jakarta Post.
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