Report – By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura
Indonesian police in West Papua have said they will sink a Vietnamese-flagged fishing vessel named the KM Thank Cong, which they caught allegedly poaching in the province’s waters earlier this month.
“The police will not give up their fight against illegal fishing perpetrators in West Papua. The Vietnamese fishermen proven guilty of stealing our resources will be brought to justice in the hope that this can have a deterrent effect,” West Papua police chief Brigaduer-General Paulus Waterpauw told The Jakarta Post yesterday.
“We have coordinated with prosecutors for special measures to be taken to sink the foreign vessel,” he said. Read more »