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Coronavirus: Anglers face jail if they flout Indonesian fishing ban

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Signs like this are commonplace across Indonesia following a ban on fishing during the crisis.

Anglers in Indonesia face up to four months in jail if they are caught fishing during the COVID-19 crisis.

With the government announcing a state of emergency earlier this week, the country is currently self isolating and all fishing participation is banned for the foreseeable future.

Johny Pamungkas, Angling International‘s correspondent in the Asian country, reports that bricks-and-mortar tackle shops are open only for online business. He added: “Stock levels are currently high, but the price of tackle is getting higher because of the increase in the price of the dollar compared to the Rupia.”

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