BANDUNG-Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, Susi Pudjiastuti said Indonesia has the second largest beach in the world, but fish exports and the number of fishermen is decreasing.
To that end, the government is committed to continue to encourage the maritime economy of Indonesia by applying for foreign ships of 30 Gpk.
"The government issued a policy of memoratorium for foreign ships of 30 Gpk.This policy aim to promote maritime economy," said Susi after giving a public lecture at Pasundan University campus in Bandung on Tuesday (14/11/2017)
In addition, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia (KKP) issued a policy to sink a foreign ship that illegally stole fish in Indonesian waters.
Susi rates, the policy is an effort to protect the natural wealth of Indonesia. Despite various responses from various parties on the policy. "Although there are some who sneer at my actions.
Awareness to stop illegal acts is appreciated by the people so that Indonesia is a country that deserves and respected in the eyes of the world. Not just drowned but this is for the sovereignty of the nation, "said Susi.
In addition, the policy continued the Minister of KKP is one of the world's governance and inter-state tolerance.
"I think that's the beauty of governance in the world, that is tolerance from among countries, they have realized that stealing fish is not part of cooperation between countries," she concluded (MAT)