Indonesia and Norway join hands to fight illegal fishing

indonesia-fishingIndonesia and Norway have agreed to increase cooperation against illegal fishing activities, especially in the fields of technology and funding

Following a meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Indonesian minister of fisheries and marine resources Susi Pudjiastuti said, “They are very advanced with regard to monitoring and security. We will help them with technology, funding, among other aids.”

She noted that countries across the world are striving to eradicate illegal fishing, especially those that have implemented a sustainable management system to make their fishing resources better.

“Fish will become abundant and poachers will seek to exploit it,” she added.

The minister said that Norway has a strong monitoring and security system that helps preserve its fish resource. She also revealed that the supply and sustainability of fish in Indonesia has attracted the attention of the international community.

“If fish supply here finishes, we will be in trouble because we meet quite much of the worlds needs,” she pointed out.

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