Jayapura, Jubi – The Department of Marine and Fisheries ( DKP) of Papua Province has welcomed recent policies of Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti.
“Yes, we appreciate her determination to monitor and tighten ships’ permits” the department’s head, Frengky Wally, told reporters in Jayapura, Papua on Monday (3/11).
Wally said the licensing authority of the provincial fisheries sector should also be disciplined so that it could contribute to provincial coffers.
“Currently we are re-checking the ships’ licenses at 12 miles to support the policies ,” he said.
Another provincial fisheries official, Agus Rahmawanm said he would re-check all ships’ licenses at 12 miles included, SIKPI, SIPI and SIUP.
“At the moment, there is valid license when it is renewed or new arrangements. It will be then technically studied and handed to One Stop Services (OSS),” Rahmawan added.
He said recent reports showed there are a number of boats licensed to operate at 12 miles (provincial authority in the law) even at 4 miles.
“Hence, Papua sea should be monitored. We have fishery inspectors and investigators and they should coordinate with the marine police, the Navy to oversee our sea,” he said. (Alexander Loen/ Tina )