We believe that it's about time this ongoing maritime robbery was stamped out.
When these ships are boarded by our officials, their holds are rarely found to be empty, or with only the catch that their licences indicate is permissible.
Often, they are carrying a wealth of prohibited marine products, fished from our own waters.
This piracy, for that is an appropriate word for these activities, is increasing rather than diminishing, despite the allegedly excellent relations that are purported to exist between our small country and our giant Indonesian neighbour.
Monday, June 27, 2005
A different sort of piracy in Papua New Guinea: