Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd, a global fishing company based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), continues to voluntarily keep 104 of its available vessels in Indonesian water without any objection from the government, as it anticipates an eventual resumption of the license renewal process. Indonesian government introduced a moratorium on issuing new fishing licenses and renewals so that the country’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries could monitor the operations of existing fleets and to fight illegal fishing activities in December 2014. As a result, all licensed fishing vessels operating in Indonesian waters have been informed by the Indonesian government to operate within strict guidelines and subsequently to cease operation, in order to avoid potential enforcement actions, such as boat seizures, by the Indonesian Navy.