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400-year-old Tradition Benefits Fisheries
2012-10-11 13:12:07

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and James Cook University says that coral reefs in Aceh, Indonesia are benefiting from a decidedly low-tech, traditional management system that dates back to the 17th century. Known as "Panglima Laot" — the customary system focuses on social harmony and reducing conflict among communities over marine resources. According to the study, reefs benefitting from Panglima Laot contain as much eight time more fish and hard-coral cover due to...

2006-04-18 02:12:30

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian ferry carrying around 100 people has sunk in the eastern part of the country, but no deaths have been confirmed so far, rescue officials said on Tuesday. The Indonesian navy has dispatched one ship and an airplane to search for the boat which sank late on Monday near Rote Island, 1,900 km (1,180 miles) east of the capital Jakarta. "We believe more or less 100 people were on board ... But we don't know the real capacity of the ship nor the cause of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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