Indonesia, the world’s biggest archipelago nation, says illegal fishing costs its economy billions of dollars annually. Photo: AFP

Indonesia detains Vietnamese boat carrying two tonnes of fish, operating illegally on edge of South China Sea

  • Trawler with nine crew tossed fishing nets and other incriminating equipment overboard and set a tyre alight hoping the smoke would throw off their pursuers
  • Last week, Indonesia said it had detained two Vietnamese vessels in the same area after a high-seas brawl with dozens of crew desperate to avoid arrest
Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesia, the world’s biggest archipelago nation, says illegal fishing costs its economy billions of dollars annually. Photo: AFP
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