Global Network reported on December 19 that two Chinese fishing vessels were detained by South Koreas Quanbei Mountain Marine Police on suspicion of violating South Koreas Economic Waters Fisheries Sovereignty Law for illegal operations in the waters of the China-South Korea Fisheries Agreement in the afternoon of 18. The South Korean police are currently investigating.
According to reports, the South Korean Marine Police said on the 19th that at 15:45 pm local time (Beijing time 14:45 pm), a 84-ton Chinese fishing boat captain, A Mou (59 years old), was detained in Qunshan City, South Korea, for catching 3.5 tons of COD at 124 km southwest of Qingdao, without placing buoys and flagpoles in the fishing net. South Korean Marine Police explained that when fishing vessels operate in the waters of the China-South Korea Fisheries Agreement, they must place a fixed distance in the fishing net to inform their location and the owner of the fishing vessel.
In addition, another 91-ton Chinese fishing boat captain, B Mou (51 years old), was detained by the South Korean Maritime Police for fishing 3.7 tons of COD at 118 kilometers southwest of Qingdao on 18 days and nights due to his inconsistent fishing boat with the permitted data. In response, some B explained that it seemed that the engine power and hull length had changed because the fishing boat had been repaired before leaving the port. South Korean Maritime Police said that fishing vessels operating in the waters of the China-South Korea Fisheries Agreement must report to the South Korean Ministry of Marine and Fisheries whether to change the data of fishing vessels, but the relevant fishing vessels did not report.
According to reports, South Korean Maritime Police levied 30 million won (about 184,000 yuan) on two Chinese fishing boats detained and are investigating the crew.
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