Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing has been a mission of the government of President Joko Widodo, under the command of his Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti. As expected, it’s not an easy battle to pick. There will be hick-ups along the way. One of which has happened just recently. After 2 months of court proceedings, on July 11, 2016 the captain of MV Selin, a tramper vessel using Equatorial Guinea flag, which were caught fishing illegally in the waters of Riau Islands, was acquitted by the Fisheries Court of Tanjungpinang. The Panel of Judges found the captain not guilty of the alleged illegal fishing activities. The Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti formally filed a cassation to challenge said decision.To subscribe please click here