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Indonesia’s 30 days At Sea to tackle marine pollution crime

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government has launched the Indonesia Operation 30 Days At Sea that would last from November to December 2019 in the fight against environmental crimes that has polluted Indonesian waters.

“This is the biggest government program against the marine pollution crime that we called Indonesia Operation 30 Days At Sea with the tag line of ‘Stop Environmental Damages, Save Our Ocean’,” Director General of Law Enforcement of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Rasio Ridho Sani, stated here on Sunday.

Some ministries have been involved in the program under the coordination of the Environment Ministry, among others the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The program covered various activities including monitoring activities at sea which are potential to cause environmental damages, a series of campaign on environment preservation, as well as law enforcement against marine pollution crime.

“The main aim is to improve our sea water quality,” Sani noted.

The month-long operation will target several waters considered as prone to environmental crimes such as Batam Island, Belitung Island, North Jakarta, Tangerang, and West Java waters.

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