Combating Illegal Fishing, Indonesia Engages With Interpol Network

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Durian. Indonesian Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) on Dec. 17 has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Police’s international relations division in order to fight illegal fishing through the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) network.

Through Interpol Global Police Communication System (IGCS), KKP expects to receive fresh updates related to environmental crimes which include illegal fishing and fishing boats that are in the international wanted list, TB Haeru Rahayu, director general for marine and fisheries resources monitoring at KKP said during the signing ceremony in Jakarta.

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Combating illegal fishing is one of KKP’s main tasks which in line with police legal enforcement works toward trans-national crimes, according to Insp. Gen. Johni Asadoma, head of the National Police’s international relations division.

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