"We seized trawls from two fishing boats MV Hasil Melimpah II and MV Sawung Jaya," Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision Tb Haeru Rahayu said in a press statement released on Saturday.,
Before the fishing boats were impounded the ministry had disseminated the ban on the use of trawls, she said.
The skippers of two fishing boats voluntarily handed the trawls to be kept at the marine and fishery resources supervisory (PSDKP) base in Jakarta, she said.
"We still prioritize nurturing approaches to our fishermen," she said.
Chief of the PSDK Base in Jakarta Sumono Darwinto said his side is taking intensive steps to fight against the use of trawls in the PSDKP base's jurisdiction.
He said the PSDKP base seized a total of 55 trawls from 2019 to 2020.
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