JAKARTA , July 15 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti inaugurated Pandu Laut Nusantara, a civil society movement to protect the archipelago country’s marine and its wealth, on Sunday in Jakarta.
Members of the community came from various background including musicians, environmental activists, researchers, and public figures.
“We created Pandu Laut Nusantara as a place for all organisations that care about the oceans,” Pudjiastuti said as quoted by the ministry’s statement.
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On Aug. 18, the community will hold its first national action by cleaning coastal area simultaneously across the archipelago.
“We’ll stay in each of our beaches and pick up rubbish from Sabang (westernmost place in Aceh) to Merauke (easternmost place in Papua) simultaneously, so our seas will be healthy, (and have) more fishes,” Pudjiastuti said.
The ministry also announced 5th Our Ocean Conference (OOC) hosted by Indonesia on Oct 29-30 aiming at creating a better marine life.