Beijing's yearly unilateral fishing ban is opposed by Vietnam as it covers the South China Sea, specifically in the Paracels, Spratlys, Panatag Shoal off the coast of Zambales and in the waters surrounding the Natuna
island chain in Indonesia.
For the SKPT, Susi said that Japan agreed to build it on the Natuna
and Morotai Island.
In the absence of support from the Philippines, Vietnam has sought to improve ties with Indonesia, which has shown signs of pushing back against Chinese encroachment near the Natuna
Islands that Beijing claims are part of its traditional fishing grounds.
Last month, Indonesia renamed the waters off its northern perimeter the 'Laut Natuna
Utara,' the Northern Natuna
Summary: Beijing [China], July 16 (ANI): Indonesia has renamed part of the South China Sea as it will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the sea as the "North Natuna
Indonesiarenamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna
Sea on Friday, the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China's territorial ambitions in the maritime region.
This team has now moved to a new subject, with this handy book on the mammals of Borneo (including the Natuna
Islands) that ranges well beyond its modest title of field guide.
Upon closer examination, however, the statement appears to be yet another example of Indonesia's inconsistent approach to the South China Sea, as well as to increasing encroachments by China into the country's 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around the Natuna
However, Jakarta opposes Bejing laying claims to waters around the Natuna
Islands within its "nine-dash line" - a demarcation line that China uses to show its claims in the region.
Indonesia's navy said it had fired warning shots at several boats with Chinese flags that it accused of fishing illegally near the Natuna
Islands - but a spokesman told Reuters there had been no injuries.
For the time being, state-owned shipping firm PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Pelni) will operate three cargo ships to serve a number of destinations that include Timika and Serui in Papua, Tual in Maluku and Natuna