Being the largest archipelagic country globally, with more than thirteen thousand islands, Indonesia is rich in marine resources. Indonesia scores among the top five of fishery and aquaculture producers in the world. Its tuna fisheries are among the largest and most productive worldwide and with its shrimp sector Indonesia is among the top three producing nations in the world. With the world its fourth largest population – 258 million people – and the 16th largest economy worldwide Indonesia is not dependent on export markets but has a large domestic market for fishery and aquaculture products as well. In recent years, Minister Susi of Marine Affairs and Fisheries introduced new policies to combat illegal fishing in Indonesian waters such as the seizure and destruction of illegal vessels at sea. The new policies are expected to have a positive impact on domestic fish landings and investments in industry infrastructure. Marine fisheries and aquaculture are expected to play an increasingly important role in the economic development and food security.