Zainal Arifin, an ocean researcher of Oceanography Research Center, Indonesian Institute for Sciences, said that it would not be easy to study the current which had brought the waste to the country.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Issue, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said that illegal fishing and marine waste were major issues need to be tackled to prevent damages for human as for environment.
Activists criticized Indonesia’s maritime plans as ‘not transparent’ following Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan’s statements at World Ocean Summit 2017, in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Maritime Issues, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, said that Indonesia has been committed to deal with issues such as over fishing and illegal fishing, plastic waste and educational programs on ocean.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that as a maritime country, Indonesia need fast and effective connectivity to facilitate every island.