Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'

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Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Friday, March 7, 2008

Vague decree gives poachers leeway to plunder sea

The Jakarta Post , Tual, Maluku | Thu, 03/06/2008 1:23 AM

While Indonesia is still struggling to curb rampant illegal logging, the country also faces poaching on the open seas where wars between competing interests are often difficult to detect.

As crime scenes of illegal fishing are extremely remote and environmental destruction hard to measure, no kingpins of poaching syndicates have ever ended up in either jail or court.

On Tuesday, though, Indonesia and 10 other countries issued plans in Bali to jointly combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

FISHY BUSINESS: Indonesian-registered fishing trampers from Thailand are docked at a port belonging to fishing firm PT Maritim Timur Jaya. They were detained last December for alleged poaching (JP/Rendi A. Witular)

The Jakarta Post's Rendi Akhmad Witular investigates the story behind illegal fishing, traveling to backwater Tual Island in Maluku province, a haven for the fishing industry. Here are the reports.

The police combat-type patrol boat 001 Ambon stands by to prevent 14 fishing vessels from slipping out of a port on Tual Island after the police detained the vessels for alleged poaching.

With the patrol boat's only weapon being an old shotgun, the 12 crew members have to ensure also that none of the 306 crew members of the detained vessels escape on smaller boats.

The 001 Ambon is the only vessel available for patrolling the open sea; and it is tasked with supervising almost the entire eastern part of Indonesia.

The 001 Ambon adds to the 20 vessels of the same type operated by the ministry of fisheries and maritime affairs to patrol the nation's 93,000 square kilometers of water, about the size of Hungary, and protect them from poaching.

Despite the lack of supervision facilities in place, the ministry grants fishing licenses that often end up in the hands of dishonest fishing companies.

A document obtained by The Jakarta Post from the ministry highlights the handling of licenses granted to local fishing companies working with foreign ones.

Ministry investigators have determined the document is valid in terms of internal administrative procedures. It indicates that licenses are being granted improperly, whether negligently or on purpose.

The document contains authorization from the ministry's director general of fishing and licenses, Ali Supardan, for fishing operations involving both local fishing firm PT Mina Jaya Bahari and a Thai fishing tramper, the Ocean Empire.

The 1,884-gross-ton tramper -- a vessel that receives and stores fish from other vessels -- has a 3,465-cubic-meter storage capacity.

The license granted by Ali, valid from Aug. 31, 2007, to Aug. 30, 2008, gives the tramper the right to dock in Tual, Merauke and Timika.

However, on Nov. 26, the tramper and several other vessels were detained by the police off Tual Island in Maluku for alleged poaching.

According to the National Police's deputy chief for special crimes, Sr. Comr. Sadar Sebayang, the tramper was receiving catches for export directly from fishing vessels. This violates regulations that require fishing vessels to transport catches to land-based processing plants first.

The regulations are aimed at stimulating employment and tax revenue in the fishing sector.

Because catching vessels cannot travel far on the open sea, police say, trampers are used in poaching operations to pool and transport illegally collected fish out of Indonesia to neighboring countries, especially Thailand.

According to the document, the decision by Ali to allow the tramper access to Indonesian waters was based merely on a private agreement involving a group of companies desiring the use of a tramper to transport processed catches for export.

Based on regulations, local and foreign joint-venture companies are required to have a processing plant before they are allowed to export fish.

However, pursuant to a 2006 decree signed by fisheries minister Freddy Numberi, an exception applies to fishing firms whose processing plants are not yet operational.

For wholly owned local firms the on-shore processing requirement is waived for a one-year period and such firms are allowed to export their catches directly.

These loopholes appear to relieve the authorizing agency -- in this case the director general of fishing and licenses -- from the duty to verify the compliance of fishing firms.

"It remains unclear whether the ministry is sloppy in granting licenses to troubled firms, or if there is a deliberate attempt on the part of some officials here to make way for poaching," said a senior ministry official who asked for anonymity, fearing dismissal for disclosing the information.

"Firms whose vessels are detained during a crackdown typically don't have processing units. They lease trampers and load their catches there for direct export. This is illegal," he said.

Ali denied he bent the rules to provide opportunities to dishonest firms to fish illegally.

"Overseas trampers are allowed to operate here ... local firms need them to transport their processed fish for export. But trampers must dock in the harbor to upload the fish."

He said he dealt with numerous applications and did not remember Ocean Empire's. "I only give licenses to trampers that comply with existing procedures."

Col. (ret) Firman, an executive for Mina Jaya, also denied police accusations his firm had violated any regulations. He said the tramper uploaded catches in the harbor, supervised closely by customs officials and officials from the fishery ministry.

According to the senior ministry official, while the 2006 decree had the appearance of protecting Indonesia from foreign fishing firms, in reality, by allowing foreigners to effectively hide behind Indonesian operations, it made it easier for them to poach here.

"The decree was made hastily. The directorate general of supervision had not yet given its approval when the decree was unexpectedly signed by Minister Freddy, (based) merely on the input of the directorate general of fishing and licenses," said the official.

The supervision directorate, he said, had demanded to see the draft of the decree in order to detect loopholes, as well as to prepare a clear-cut supervision system to detect and prevent irregularities in the granting of licenses.

Hanafi Rustandi, chairman of the Indonesian Seafarers Union, said while the minister claimed that foreign-sponsored local firms could help empower the country's fishing fleet, "our fishermen remain in backwaters while foreigners rake in proceeds from the sea".

From 1996 to 1998, Freddy was the commander of the naval base overseeing Papua and Maluku, including the resource-rich Sea of Arafura and fishing areas near Tual Island.

The ministry is now in the process of revising the 2006 decree, but loopholes remain in the draft revision, especially related to the direct export of certain fish -- such as tuna -- in connection with the land-based processing exception.

The draft effectively allows fishing vessels to net tuna at will and directly transfer them to trampers for export. This will make supervision difficult, especially when the loading takes place at sea.

The one-year waiver that exempts 100 percent locally owned fishing firms from having processing plants is another loophole that remains open in the current draft.

Ali acknowledged that the problematic language remained, but said immediate revision wasn't needed.

"We have left clauses in place for the next revision of the decree .... If you ask me whether we need a breakthrough in the new decree (to prevent poaching), I guess that won't be necessary right now."

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