Arafura Sea


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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 potential of teri fish in the Arafura Sea, and South China Sea is not yet fully exploited.
Djajanti Group has four other large-scale fishery companies: PT Artha Samudera which is located in Irian Jaya; PT Kinantan Senaputra which has fishing concession in Sulawesi Sea and a base in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi; PT Bintoni Mina Raya which operates in offshore Irian Jaya with a base in Babo, Irina Jaya; PT Djarma Aru which operates in South China Sea and Arafura Sea and whose base is in Kimaan, Irian Jaya.
In compliance with the Indonesian government's guidelines, our fishing vessels operating in the Arafura Sea of Indonesia maintained minimum level of operation, which resulted in significant decreases in our harvest volume and sales during the quarter.
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.
Pingtan currently owns 129 fishing vessels and 117 of these vessels are fully licensed and operating in the Arafura Sea in 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.
Pingtan Fishing primarily engages in ocean fishing with many of its self-owned and leased fishing vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone and the Arafura Sea of Indonesia.
We are benefitting from the decision to apply for fishing licenses in 2012 since the Ministry of Agriculture restricted the issuance of new fishing licenses in the Arafura Sea in Indonesia during 2013.
Pingtan Fishing primarily engages in ocean fishing with many of its self-owned vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone and the Arafura Sea of Indonesia.
Another project that has been delayed is Inpex's Masela project in the Arafura Sea.
Inpex, the largest E&P company in Japan, operates the offshore Abadi gas field in the remote Arafura Sea, next to Australian waters, in partnership with Shell.
The biggest E&P firm in Japan, Inpex operates the Masela block in the Arafura Sea to produce natural gas and export it in LNG form.