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Arafura Sea

(ärəfo͞o`rə), shallow part of the Pacific Ocean, between the Timor and Coral seas, separating Australia from New Guinea. It contains several islands of Indonesia. The Torres Strait to the east is a treacherous passage. See Carpentaria, Gulf ofCarpentaria, Gulf of
, arm of the Arafura Sea, 305 mi (491 km) wide and 370 mi (595 km) long, indenting the northern coast of Australia. On its eastern shore, near Weipa, lies a vast bauxite deposit. Willem Jansz explored the gulf in 1606.
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Arafura Sea

a part of the W Pacific Ocean, between N Australia and SW New Guinea
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The decrease was primarily due to the decrease in average unit sale price from a different sales mix, as well as the Company's minimal operations in the Arafura Sea during the first quarter of 2015 in compliance with Indonesian government's efforts to combat illegal fishing in its waters, which resulted in decreased sales volumes.
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As a result, all licensed fishing vessels, including the Company's fishing vessels operating on the Arafura Sea of Indonesia, have been informed by the Indonesian government to only operate within strict guidelines in order to avoid potential enforcement actions by the Indonesian Navy such as boat seizures.
Arafura says the impact of higher prices is not significant as rare earths constitute only a small portion of the cost of finished products.
It gas the Arafura Sea Block to ConocoPhillips, the offshore West Papua-I and -III blocks to Chevron, and the offshore North Sumbawa-II block to Husky Energy.
Nasdaq: PME), ("Pingtan," or the "Company") a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced that the Company acknowledges recent measures taken by the Indonesia Government to combat illegal fishing activities on the Arafura Sea of Indonesia.
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CanadianOxy enhanced its portfolio of high potential exploration projects during the first quarter through a farm-in on two production sharing contracts in the Arafura Basin of eastern Indonesia.
In addition, the competitive environment in our industry remains favorable due to high barriers to entry associated with the Ministry of Agriculture that restricted the issuance of new fishing licenses in the Arafura Sea in Indonesia during 2013.
The licences will consist of six prime Makassar Strait blocks, six Arafura Sea blocks off southern Irian Jaya, Nila and Anambas working areas in the Natuna Sea, Biga and Segaf in the Seram Sea, Polewali and Enrekang in South Sulawesi, and Bangkanai, Tigau and Mentana in Kalimantan.