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EXPRESSING CONCERNS TO MARINE POTENTIALS, VICE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES IUU FISHING COMBAT

EXPRESSING CONCERNS TO MARINE POTENTIALS, VICE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES IUU FISHING COMBAT

 

The Indonesian Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla in his address at the opening ceremony of the Second IORA Ministerial Blue Economy Conference on Wednesday in Jakarta encouraged Indian Ocean Rim Association member countries to fully address the Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing -IUU issues. According to him, the IUU Fishing is a form of transnational organized crime that should become world’s largest interest. In this regards, the Vice President encourages all countries to establish and implement the law instrument to prevent it, regional and international.

“In accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to emphasize that Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is a form of transnational organized crime in which the international communities need to pay full attention to. In preventing and combating IUU Fishing, we encourage the establishment and the implementation of the international/regional law instrument,” he said.

Moreover Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla said that the sea and ocean are the future of the world. According to him there are more than three billions people in the world depend on marine and coastal biodiversity as their source of lives. Jusuf Kalla also said that ocean becomes the biggest world protein sources with more than three billion people of the world depend on the ocean as their main protein sources. Ocean becomes workplaces, directly or indirectly for more than 200 million world inhabitants. However, Jusuf Kalla mentioned that 40 percent  of the world oceans are affected by human activities including marine pollution, the depletion of fish-catching and the disappearance of coastal habitat// (ndy) 

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