by Gaye Clark
Posted 4/01/15, 03:28 pm
The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote Indonesian islands has climbed to more than 4,000 in the last few weeks. Boat captains abandoned the men, many victims of human trafficking, after the government issued a moratorium on foreign fishing. Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, declared the moratorium in an effort to identify unlicensed ships and prosecute poachers.