Sinking Ships: Indonesia Battles Illegal Fishing By Blowing Up Impounded Boats

BarcroftTVPublished: December 22, 201626 views
Published: December 22, 2016

Thirty boats have been sank by the Indonesian government as the country continues its campaign against illegal fishing. This explosive footage shows rusted vessels being blown up and turned to debris. The Indonesian authorities are now taking a stronger stance against illegal fishing destroying vessels from surrounding countries such as Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar. The boats, which also included some from Indonesia itself, were apprehended in a region of more than 17,000 islands. According to the government, illegal fishing cost the economy billions of dollars each year.

Videographer / director: Sijori Images
Producer: Nick Johnson
Editor: Sonia Estal

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