Govt Issues 1,163 Fishing Permits

Damar Iradat    •    30 Januari 2019 19:17 WIB
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Govt Issues 1,163 Fishing Permits
The government has taken a number of measures to increase production. (Photo:Medcom.id/Damar)

Jakarta: Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti handed over permits for 1,163 fishing companies at the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

"We distributed 1,163 permits today. President and ministry officials witnessed the ceremony," Minister Susi said.

"In 2017-2018, we reviewed our data. As the result, our production increased by 600,183 tonnes," she added.

In his welcoming speech, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reminded Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry officials to improve their services. Besides that, the media-savvy politician urged fishermen to follow all government regulations.

The ministry has taken a number of measures to increase production. It has sunk hundreds of foreign vessels to tackle illegal fishing activities.

"It is not only for our generation. It is also for the next generation," President Jokowi said.

"We should follow regulations. We should not act recklessly," he stated.


(WAH)