Government to replace fishing license.
The maritime and fisheries ministry will replace all fishing
business licenses as many of the licenses held by fishing companies are
false. All license documents will be changed from February to March,
2005. The use of false documents will cause losses to fishermen and the
state in non tax income. The ministry will need around Rp 1.8 billion to
change all the documents but the benefit expected will be higher and
duplication will be more difficult. The ministry is investigating cases
of false licenses and has discovered a number of proofs of illegal deal
on false licenses. A false document was sold at Rp 5 million.