As much as 70 young people were selected to participate in the Youth Marine Debris Summit (IYMDS) in Ancol, Jakarta, which aim was to tackle marine waste issue.
Coordinating Ministry on Maritime Issues targeted marine plastic waste management on five touristic sites, — Toba Lake, Tanjung Kelayang, Mandalika, Labuhan Bajo, Borobudur and Toraja –, by 2018.
Capt. Rudiana, Director of Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, said that the waste throwing case could happened as it was hard to monitor on board the ships.
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.