Few people know Raja Ampat that was once unknown since world war II end and forgotten for more than two decades. It was in fact a hotspot hunting ground by commercial fishing. Before it was known as ‘The Four Kings’, Raja Ampat was a haven for commercial fishing and frequented by large and small commercial fishing fleet from approximately 1950s until 2010.
Illegal fish catches in Raja Ampat peaked around 1990’s to early 2000s. Live fish transport vessels from Hong Kong guarded by corrupt military frequent the area. More and more people involved in this business. At the same time, Raja Ampat that was once in the memory of the elder water teem with fish saw their [...]