2 foreign fishing vessels detained for poaching in Natuna waters

Jakarta – The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry detained two Vietnamese-flagged fishing vessels for illegally poaching fish in the Indonesian Territorial Waters and Fisheries Management Area 711 in Northern Natuna.

” 2 foreign fishing vessels were apprehended,” Director General of Marine and Fisheries Resources Supervision, Tb Haeru Rahayu, kept in mind in a statement received here, Saturday.

Rahayu even more validated practically no resistance while detaining the vessels throughout which the crew of the Supervisory Vessel KP. Hiu 03, led by Ardiansyah Pamuji, stripped the vessel supposedly conducting fishing activities by utilizing pair trawl fishing gear.

Rahayu explained that this detention varied slightly from the previous arrests, as they were generally marked by acts of chasing and resistance against the Indonesian device.

” Praise be to God ( Alhamdulillah), the detention process was reasonably unopposed,” he exposed.

The director basic kept in mind that the operation performed by the monitoring ship had been successful in stopping the vessel at collaborates 03 ° 33,381 ‘N – 105 ° 04,465’ East Longitude.

The ship was headed by Lam Van Tung and manned by 17 Vietnamese crew members. Another vessel was also effectively protected at an adjacent location at 03 ° 32,826 ‘N – 105 ° 05,204’ East Longitude.

The second ship was headed by Lam Van Toan and manned by 5 Vietnamese team members. The 2 ships are presently in an ad-hoc procedure to the Batam Base for further legal procedures.

Director of Fleet Monitoring and Operations, Pung Nugroho Saksono, believes that the action by the 2 Vietnamese-flagged vessels, whose crew surrendered, showed that the determination of the fisheries supervisory vessel crews had actually succeeded in creating a deterrent effect on the perpetrators of prohibited fishing.

” Our Supervisory Ship crews are extremely consistent and active. That is what we currently believe has had an awful, harmful effect on those poaching fish,” he stated.

He further advised his personnel to stay vigilant in carrying out operations on the field.

A few days previously, a conflict happened in the North Natuna Sea throughout which Malaysian state authorities opened fire on Vietnamese fishermen, who withstood by crashing their boats and hurling Molotov bombs at the Malaysian apparatus ships.

During Minister Edhy Prabowo’s management term, a total of 54 illegal foreign fishing vessels were apprehended, making up 27 Vietnamese-flagged vessels, 14 vessels bearing the Philippines flag, 12 vessels with the Malaysian flag, and one vessel with the Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) flag.
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