Jakarta. As part of Indonesia's commitment to the global fight against illegal fishing, it has called on members of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to provide the organization with more accurate and reliable data regarding transgressions.
The statement was conveyed by Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, who headed the Indonesian delegation at the 32nd session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in Rome on Monday (11/07).
In her message, Susi said the fishing industry is one of the most important factors driving global economic growth, social inclusivity and environmental preservation.
"This proves that Indonesia is very serious about the role the sea plays in its future, by basing it on the three pillars of sovereignty, sustainability and prosperity," Susi said on Tuesday.
The minister also introduced the One Data Initiative program to improve the fisheries data collection process in order to develop more sustainable food security with international help.
"Indonesia is currently developing the One Data Initiative to improve data collection with three approaches – human resources, processes and technology," Susi said.