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The Indonesian government needs to take concrete steps to increase protection for Indonesian migrant fishing vessel crews who work on fishing vessels abroad. The existence of Law No. 18/2017 concerning the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers has not been effective in protecting fishing boat crews. In addition, the central government has not involved the provincial, district/city and village governments to protect migrant ship crews. According to the findings of an investigation conducted by DFW Indonesia, 35 crew members of migrant fishing vessels died between November 2019 and March 2021. The National Coordinator of Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW) Indonesia, Moh Abdi Suhufan, said that this fact strengthens the notion that fishing vessel crew are extremely vulnerable to risk and exploitation. “According to the findings of our investigation, 35 migrant Indonesian fishing boat crews died on foreign fishing vessels between November 2019 and March 2021,” said Abdi. They died from a variety…

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