Indonesia to sink more foreign fishing boats

Indonesia to sink more foreign fishing boats

The sinking of illegal fishing boat (20/10/2015/ANTARA FOTO/ Moonstar Simanjuntak)

Sorong, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Sorong prosecution office said two Philippines fishing boats would be destroyed after the court gave its verdict on charge of illegal fishing in Indonesian waters.

Head of the criminal section of the Sorong prosecution office Danang P Dwiharjo in Sorong said the two boats would be exploded if the court gave the guilty verdict.

The two boats are now detained at the fishing terminal of Sorong and their cases are being processed by the prosecution office, Danang said.

The two boats with skippers Graciano Maglasang (51) and Rodrigo Puno (48) and 47 crew members were caught by Indonesian sea security authorities off Raja Ampat on Wednesday.

Danang said the boats were caught with 3 tons of tuna fishes worth around Rp500 million.

He said the two Philippines skippers claimed they were not aware that they had entered Indonesian water territory.

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