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Millions Turtle Eggs Stolen from the nest Monthly

Kuta, Wildlife Observer Organization analysis WWF Indonesia said on average, millions of turtle eggs traded in Indonesia every month. The average turtle eggs are traded for consumption.

The proof for the Kalimantan region in one month alone there are about 300,000 turtle eggs are traded freely at a price of IDR 5000 – IDR 7000 each. The condition is more disappointing than 100 turtle nests were identified in a single day, only two nests that were rescued to hatching.

Campaigner WWF Indonesia Marine Division Aulia Rahman when the encounter in Kuta (1 / 12) expressed the high consumption of turtle eggs during the time in Indonesia because some areas still make turtle eggs as a main meal served to tourists.

“Attractiveness of this turtle eggs into the tourism commodities are sold, in East Kalimantan, for example in the Pacific Islands, West coast of Padang, they sell it at the curb” said Alia Rahman.

Campaigner WWF Indonesia Marine Division Aulia Rahman mentioned the high demand in Indonesia for turtle eggs are not only to meet consumption needs alone, but also to be sent to Malaysia. This condition is a threat to the extinction of sea turtle populations in Indonesia

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Bali targeted as Ornamental Fish Trade Center

Sanur, the Ministry of maritime affairs and fisheries targeting Bali as a center for marine ornamental fish trade in Indonesia. In view of Bali is the largest region exporter of ornamental fish in Indonesia. Not to mention so far Bali has become a center of trade in marine ornamental fish market in Indonesia.

Advisor to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Suseno Sukoyono sidelines of the National Symposium on Sanur Indonesian Ornamental Fish (23/11) expressed on average during the Bali donate 1 million dollars from 10 million U.S. dollars export value of Indonesian ornamental fish per year. Not to mention the marine ornamental fish species in the export of Bali is also quite diverse, so is in great demand by export destination countries.

“Bali was to accommodate as well as from various other areas in Indonesia for export, Bali had become an icon and center of trade in ornamental fish in Indonesia,” said Suseno Sukoyono

Advisor to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Suseno Sukoyono mention this during almost 70 percent of Indonesian ornamental fish exports are absorbed by European and American markets. Only about 10 percent is absorbed by the Chinese market. Expected in the coming years the value of ornamental fish exports to China increased significantly

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In ten years will be extinct

Within the next 10 years the population of marine ornamental fish in Indonesia is under threat of extinction. This prediction is based on the increasing exploitation of marine ornamental fish or fishing on a large scale in recent years.

Director of Yayasan Alam Indonesia Lestari Gayatri sidelines of the National Symposium on Sanur Indonesian Ornamental Fish (23/11) convey the threat of extinction of populations of marine ornamental fish in Indonesia is alarming because the government lacks a clear concept in conserving the marine ornamental fish. In addition, policies to regulate trade in ornamental fish are also very minimal.

“The policy was minimal, then the data collection we never know where the fish were seized and destroyed more habitat,” says Gayatri.

Director of Yayasan Alam Indonesia Lestari Gayatri stressed conditions that now seem the government only after ornamental fish export target of increasing that led to over fishing or overfishing. On the other hand there is no effort to maintain fish habitat in order to realize sustainable fishing industry