INDONESIA SINKS 41 VESSELS IN ANTI-ILLEGAL FISHING OPERATIONS
Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry scuttled 41 illegal foreign fishing boats on May 20 as part of an ongoing effort by President Joko Widodo's administration to curb illegal fishing, which is considered rampant in the region. The government has now sunk 60 vessels that were seized on charges of illegal or unreported fishing. Ministry officials hope the destroyed and sunken boats will serve as habitat for fish. For the full story, see http://print.news.mongabay.com/2015/0521-kaye-41-vessels-sunk.html. Earlier: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-kaye-mrn-kpk-fisheries-mou.html.