People of the sea

Kompas – November 5, 2014
People of the sea

Man: My forefathers were a people of the sea...

According to the government, losses due to rampant fish theft by foreign boats in Indonesian waters are estimated to be as high as US$900 million annually. Fishery activists say that this is largely due to corrupt, ineffective and weak licensing procedures and the fact that there are only 27 patrol boats to monitor the country’s 5.8 million square kilometers of maritime waters.