Indonesia illegal fishing - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia illegal fishing


Indonesia to sink scores of boats to deter illegal fishing

May 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The practice has resumed since last week when a Vietnamese coastguard boat rammed an Indonesian navy ship attempting to seize an illegal trawler

SCUTTLED. Indonesian authorities sink a Vietnamese fishing boat at Datuk island, in West Kalimantan on May 4, 2019. Photo by Louis Anderson/AFP

Indonesia opens fire on Chinese boat, defends decision

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:55 PM

The shooting was definitely according to procedure

ILLEGAL FISHING. Police on a boat are seen past the remnants of illegal fishing boats blown up with explosives by Indonesian authorities in April 5, 2016.  File photo by AFP

China angry after Indonesia fights back, seizes Chinese fishing boat

May 30, 2016 - 7:50 PM

We have made stern representations with Indonesia concerning this matter says a peeved Chinese official

ILLEGAL FISHING. Surveillance vessels chased and caught a Chinese fishing boat allegedly operating in waters near the Indonesian Natuna Islands without a permit. File photo by AFP/Therence Koh

Indonesia demands 'bully' China hand over fishing boat

Apr 02, 2016 - 5:23 PM

It was the latest salvo in a rare public row between the nations which began two weeks ago when Indonesian and Chinese vessels clashed near Indonesia s Natuna Islands

NO BULLYING. Indonesian Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti calls on China to hand over a fishing boat it claims was operating illegally in its waters near the South China Sea. AFP

Indonesia to summon Chinese envoy after boat confrontation

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:16 PM

We respect a big country like China and China should also respect the sovereignty of Indonesia and respect that we are at war with illegal fishing

SEIZED BOATS. A Chinese fisherman sits atop one of the 3 seized Chinese fishing boats at the military port in southern Zamboanga City in March 2007. AFP PHOTO/THERENCE KOH

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 13, 2015

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:42 PM

AirAsia jet exploded as it hit water Jakarta monorail gets cancelled Bekasi outrage over Indosat ad and more

REWARDED. Indonesian navy divers on a boat after conducting operations to lift the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 from the sea bed on January 8, 2015. Photo from EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Indonesia sinks 2 foreign ships reform team wants 88 octane fuel imports stopped motorcycle ban gets former governor s support and more

GOING DOWN. Two Papua New Guinea ships used for illegal fishing burning in Ambon Bay, Maluku, on December 21, 2014. Photo from the Indonesian Cabinet Secretariat

Jokowi’s tough new maritime policy takes shape

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Indonesia s actions against illegal fishing boats send a message to China

SINKING SHIPS. This picture taken on December 5, 2014 shows a Vietnamese fishing boat in flames after Indonesian Navy officers blew up the vessel due to illegal fishing activities in the remote Anambas Islands. Indonesia blew up and sank three empty Vietnamese boats on December 5, the navy said, as the world's biggest archipelago nation pushes to stop foreigners from illegally fishing in its waters. Photo by Sei Ratifa/AFP

Indonesia sinks 3 Vietnamese boats to stop illegal fishing

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Explosives were attached to the boats before two government vessels fired on them from a distance

ILLEGAL FISHING. Indonesia says it will sink foreign ships caught illegally fishing in Indonesian waters like this Chinese ship that was caught illegally transhipping frozen tuna in 2012.  File photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 5, 2014

Dec 05, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Online freedom declines in Indonesia 3 foreign vessels set to be sunk in Riau an order to install GPS devices on all Jakarta cabs and more

IN COURT. Former Indonesian Vice President Boediono (C), who also was former governor of Bank Indonesia, testifies during the trial of former Bank Indonesia deputy governor Budi Mulia at the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court in May 2014. File photo by EPA