Minister of Marine and Fisheries Affairs Susi Pudjiastuti underlines that overfishing on sharks and manta rays in Indonesia have led to declining population of the two species, adding that high prices have spiked the trade.
Activist criticized current zoning plan on coastal areas and small islands for excluding fishermen in the process.
Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti said that the government is working together with State Owned Companies and banking to provide insurance for fishermen willing to change their old cantrang vessels.
Despite of the country’s marine potential, Indonesia is still lacking behind to recognize its fisherwoman who serves as crucial actor to ensure economical fulfillment while the husbands went to the seas.
Dozens of fishermen’s children of Marunda Kepu and Muara Angke, north Jakarta, wrote down their wishes for Indonesia’s 72th Independence Day, one of them was for a better and sovereign Indonesia.