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Indonesia urges UN to issue Rights of Ocean

Indonesia has urged that the United Nations to issue Rights of Ocean or an authorized law to protect marine abilities of the countries across the earth. Illegal fishing has become not only a local but also a worldwide enemy, the countrys minister of fisheries and maritime events, Susi Pudjiastuti, said here, Friday. Illegal fishing activities are not only fish poaching, but also smuggling of all several sorts of goods, she noticed, when discussing in the 56th anniversary commemoration event of Economic and Business Faculty of Surabaya-based state Airlangga University.

Individual smuggling, narcotic medication and other malpractices are also included. Even weapons employed by rebels over the many regions, like in Poso, have been smuggled through the sea, she noticed. At least five million tons of antipsychotic drugs are smuggled through the ocean every week right into Indonesia.


The minister stated she had met together with the United Nations to communicate the need to dilemma Rights of Ocean. More than 71 percent of earth is sea. Unless it's shielded, it will soon be destroyed, she stressed. She said that President Joko Widodo had already issued Presidential Regulation Number 44, 2016, to close the countrys fishery business to foreign exchange, including for foreign ships, personnel as well as funding, therefore that the business would totally belong to the Indonesian people.

Nevertheless, the policy is not enough yet, as larger foreign ships remain running illegal fishing using trawls in high seas that destroy the marine ecosystem, she included. In light of this, Susi claimed an institution should be established to modulate the countrys distance fishing. According to her the bureau that needed the authority to produce such an insurance policy was the United Nations.