Chinese captain held by Japanese officials over unauthorized fishing in 'exclusive economic zone'
Tokyo, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Fisheries Agency of Japan has reportedly arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat on suspicion of engaging in 'unauthorized fishing' in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Kyushu.
The agency's office in Fukuoka said the 48-year-old skipper of the 500-ton vessel, which was carrying 18 crew members, was arrested after a patrol boat spotted it fishing in the area and captured it, The Japan Times reports.
According to the paper, the captain was released subsequently after posting cash as damages.
The crew of the vessel, which was spotted about 100 km west of the city of Goto in the Goto Island chain in Nagasaki Prefecture, were catching "tachiuo" (hairtail) with a fish-collecting lamp and net, the paper said.
Earlier this year, the Fisheries Agency captured five South Korean vessels and four Taiwanese boats over unlawful fishing in the EEZ, it added. (ANI)
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