Jakarta, 20 Oktober 2015 – The government policy of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) through the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) in fight against illegal fishing and destructive fishing, had a positive impact for Indonesian fishermen.
It is evident from the increasing volume of fisheries production in first trimester of 2015 compared to the previous year, amounted to 14.43%. Recorded that growth of fisheries Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose to 8.64%.
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said the sovereignty of local fishermen and an increase in state from marine and fisheries sector is a priority of the ministry. Illegal Fishing and unsustainable practices, makes Indonesia as the seamen nation only occupy the fifth position on exporting seafood in ASEAN countries.
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) will conduct the sinking of eight ships were caught by KKP and Navy that patrol in March and June 2015. The sinking area planned will be implemented at three points, Aceh, Batam, Pontianak.
According to the Supreme Court, KKP can sink that ship during the ship have not been reported or brought to trial. The ships that has detained are two Thailand ships and six Vietnam ships.
"KKP has been in cooperation with the Navy and Police, and has succeed to sink 42 ships which carry out illegal fishing," said Susi.
Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries together with the Navy and the National Police, said Susi will not stop prosecuting illegal fishing which has been detrimental to the country. The violation on fishing operations such as does not have a license, no legal documents, and using the foreigners crew (ABK).
KKP maximize 27 patrol ships that already owned. The existence of these ships is divided for west, central, and eastern Indonesia.
"To support the eradication of Illegal Fishing, the government will increase 8 patrol boats that ready operated in December 2015," said Susi.
Four ships will have Indonesia Fishing Vessel Inspection System (SKIPI) with design of Merite System Service.