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Indonesia’s Natuna Challenge

Illegal fishing – including by Chinese vessels – continues to be a problem in the Natuna Sea.

A few days before Christmas last year, a mobile phone video taken by an Indonesian fisherman in the Natuna Sea recorded Chinese vessels escorted by the…

  • Nabiha Shahab
  • The Diplomat

The footage soon went viral, causing a national uproar.

Herman, a Natuna fisherman, complained in a television interview that during the night “when there are no Indonesian navy patrols, foreign fishing vessels with trawls enter…

“We confront them. We show them the maps that we got from the…

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