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Stop illegal fishing in Timor sea!

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Real damage is caused by 15 chinese fishing boats under Hong Long company for the second time caught by the National Police of Republic Democratic of Timor-Leste (PNTL) and Sea Sheperd this week. This illegal fishing targets mainly endangered species such as Sharks and Corals in the Timor sea.

We demand the Government to terminate the existing contract with Hong Long company from China and to take the responsibility for the harm caused!

These fishing boats violated the license agreement of Timorese Fishing Law, as they target sharks instead of fishes, and the inspections revealed more than 40 tonnes of shark, which the Government said could contravene Timor-Leste law and the fishing licence conditions. The fishing license for this company is said to be expired since last November. Furthermore, the company, Pingtan Marine Enterprise (which is a related entity Hong Long company) has previously been banned from fishing in Indonesian waters.

We believe that MAFF's decison to impose financial sanction in response to the violation of Timor-Leste environmental safeguard on protected/endangered species is not a sufficient measure to guarantee that the violator will refrain from such action in the future. The infringement already occurred in the past, and the perpetrator continues to neglect our national regulations. Therefore, we demand for the termination of the perpetrator's fishing permit to assure that future violation is prevented.

Your petition will be delivered to the Ministry of Agriculture in the meantime.



Ró peska Xinés hamutuk 15 husi kompañia Hong Long hetan kapturasaun ba dala-rua husi PNTL no ONG ida husi Australia, Sea Sheperd, semana ida ne'e, tanba kontinua prejudika estragus ba animal iha tasi Timor. Kompañia refere halao peska ilegal ba tuburaun no coral, nebé iha kategoria ameasadu atu mohu.

Ró peska hirak ne'e viola termos de licença ba Lei ba Peska Timor nian, tanba halao peska ba tuburaun, animal protejidu iha tasi Timor, i aléin ida ne'e, ró hirak ne'e halao peska ba tuburaun hamutuk 40 tonelada, liu quota nebé Estado determina iha Lei Peska nian no Licensa ba Prska.

Ami ejiji ba Governo, liu husi Ministério Agricultura, Floresta e Pescas, atu termina kontratu ho kompañia Hong Long husi Xina, no kompañia refere presija toma responsabilidade ba dano nebé sira kauza ona. Kompañia refere nia Licença ba peska expiradu tiha ona Novembru tinan 2016. Aléin ida ne'e, compañia Pingtan Marine Enterprise, nebé mai husi entidade ida ho Hong Long, antes ne'e hetan ona sansaun husi Indonezia, no hetan bandu atu tama ba teritóriu Marítima Indonezia nian.

Ami fiar katak sansaun financial nebé MAFP foti hasoru kompañia hirak ne'e tanba viola ona Timor-Leste nia lei konabá animal ameasadu sira, ladun sufisiente atu garante katak suspeitu sei la repete tan nia aksaun sira iha futuru. Infrasaun sira akontese bebeik iha pasadu, maibé suspeitu sira kontinua ignora ita-nia lei. Tan ne'e, ami ejiji terminasaun ba suspeitu nia licença atu peska iha tasi Timor, atu asegura katak labele akontese tan aksaun hanesan iha futuru.

Ita-boot nia petisaun sei diriji ba Ministerio Agricultura e Pescas.

Your petition will be delivered to the Ministry of Agriculture  and Fisheries in the mean time. 

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