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.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Monday, June 27, 2005
Papua New Guinea Fight "Fish Pirates"
A different sort of piracy in Papua New Guinea:
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