Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia
“Indonesia’s marine and fisheries resources had been tainted by transnational organized group in the fishing industry for so long. Those groups had massively exploited our fish stock which serves as important resources for Indonesia to improve fishermen’s welfare and support the country’s economy. Transnational organized fisheries crime is a global threat. Addressing this threat requires strong international collaboration and interagency cooperation.
Indonesia has been benefitting from good collaboration with Norway, INTERPOL, and international non-governmental organization in tackling the threat of transnational organized fisheries crime. Our government also have established a Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing because we believe that interagency coordination is crucial to eliminate fisheries crime in Indonesia. Indonesia has been a benefactor of FishCRIME Symposiums since 2016 and is committed to continue supporting the global acknowledgement of transnational organized fisheries crime.”