Banda Sea


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Banda Sea

(băn`də, bän`dä), section of the Pacific Ocean, c.600 mi (970 km) long and c.300 mi (480 km) wide, E Indonesia, outlined by the South Molucca islands. The deepest point is c.24,000 ft (7,300 m). Reefs and currents near the sea's islands are a hazard to shipping.

Banda Sea

a part of the Pacific in Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea
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4 on the scale in Banda Sea, 96 kilometre southwest of Ambon and 1,408 kilometre southeast of Tawau, Malaysia.
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One of the largest is PT Tirtamina Nusantaraprima with fishing areas in South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and Banda Sea.
Shrimp is feared to be depleted in the not too long in the sea off densely populated areas such as in the Seram Sea, Sulawesi Sea, the Pacific Ocean, Makassar strait, Flores Sea, Banda Sea and the Indian Ocean because of over-fishing especially in shrimp fishing.
One of them is PT Tirtamina Nusantaraprima, which operates in the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Banda Sea.
Overfishing has also been happening to ikan karang (a kind of fish) in the Java Sea, the Makasar Strait, the Flores Sea, the Banda Sea, and the Indonesian Ocean, to demeral fish in the Malaka Sea and the Arafuru sea, and to pelagis kecil in the Sulawesi Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Waters believed to have large stocks of tongkol fish are the Banda Sea, Arafura Sea and North Sulawesi Sea-sea north of Irian Jaya.
Potential fishing grounds but not yet sufficiently exploited for tuna fish are the sea west of Sumatra, south of Bali and Nusatenggara and the Banda Sea.
They left their mark on the people of northern Australia -- in language, art, economy and genetics in the descendants of both Macassan and Aboriginal ancestors that are now found on both sides of the Arafura and Banda Seas.