Fiery warning against illegal fishing

Indonesia sank 27 impounded foreign boats yesterday, as the country stepped up a campaign against illegal fishing in its waters. The empty vessels from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar were blown up or scuttled at five locations across
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Indonesia sank 27 impounded foreign boats yesterday, as the country stepped up a campaign against illegal fishing in its waters. The empty vessels from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar were blown up or scuttled at five locations across the country, said Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti. Those in the boats had been caught fishing illegally in the archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. Four Indonesian boats were also sunk after their crews were caught fishing without proper documentation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2016, with the headline 'Fiery warning against illegal fishing'. Print Edition | Subscribe