Susi Pudjiastuti

Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia

“We need to acknowledge that fisheries crime is a transnational organized crime. Transnational organized fisheries crime has been destroying our ocean, mocking sovereignty, and even abusing human as well as the ocean’s rights for decades. The campaign to acknowledge transnational organized fisheries crime is important to support countries to fight against this criminal phenomenon. I hope the International FishCRIME Symposium this year will lead to broader acknowledgement of transnational organized fisheries crime; by countries and by the United Nations.”