Authorities in Indonesia blew up the last of the so-called "Bandit 6" poaching vessels Monday to send a message to those in the illegal global fishing industry.
“This is to serve as a deterrent to others,” Indonesia Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said, according to the Associated Press. "You may go freely in the rest of the world, but once entering Indonesia, this is the consequence."
The ship, dubbed the Viking and wanted by Interpol, was a Nigeria-flagged vessel known for poaching toothfish, a valuable deep-water species known commercially as Chilean sea bass. It was the last remaining ship from the "Bandit 6," a name given to six illegal fishing vessels.
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