Shrimp is feared to be depleted in the not too long in the sea off densely populated areas such as in the Seram Sea
, Sulawesi Sea, the Pacific Ocean, Makassar strait, Flores Sea, Banda Sea and the Indian Ocean because of over-fishing especially in shrimp fishing.
The licences will consist of six prime Makassar Strait blocks, six Arafura Sea blocks off southern Irian Jaya, Nila and Anambas working areas in the Natuna Sea, Biga and Segaf in the Seram Sea
, Polewali and Enrekang in South Sulawesi, and Bangkanai, Tigau and Mentana in Kalimantan.
In the Indonesian note, the sea-lanes are defined as: "Sea Lane I" following the route: South China Sea, Natuan Sea, Karimata Strait, Java Sea, Sunda Strait; "Sea Lane II" following the route: Sulawesi Sea, Makasar Strait, Lombok Strait; and, "Sea Lane IIIA", "Sea Lane IIIB", and "Sea Lane IIIC" all of which share the following route: Pacific Ocean, Maluku Sea, Seram Sea
, Banda Sea, but then take different directions.