VLADIVOSTOK, September 26 (RIA Novosti)
Coast Guards in the Russian Far Eastern Primorye territory detained a Cambodian-flagged fishing vessel on suspicion of poaching in the Russian territorial waters, the local Border Guards Service said on Wednesday.
According to the service, the vessel with a crew of 13 Russian nationals refused to stop on demand from coast guards and tried to escape.
Before the vessel was detained the crew managed to get rid of all illegally caught crab, but the ship still carried over three metric tons of frozen walleye pollack. The crew had no documents permitting fishing.
The Russian Coast Guard service is actively involved in fighting illegal fishing in Russia's territorial waters and frequently detains foreign-flagged poaching vessels.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.