Indonesia Sinks 81 Foreign Ships for Illegal Fishing

Indonesia has destroyed 81 foreign ships for fishing illegally in the country’s waters. The ships were blown up at sea in 12 locations around the archipelago.

The most destroyed in one area was 26 in Natuna on the edge of South China Sea and 10 in the nearby seaport of Tarempa.

Most of the vessels were from Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.

The world’s largest archipelago nation has taken a tough stance against illegal fishing since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo took office in 2014.