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Fishy politics mar Jokowi's push to make Indonesia a marine power

Industry rattled by arrest of fisheries minister and predecessor's policies

A man walks past fishing boats at a port in Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Oct. 29. President Joko Widodo has talked up the need to "restore Indonesia as a maritime country."   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia catches more fish than any country except China -- but lags in 12th place globally in exports of marine products.

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