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theguardian - 1 month ago

Chinese vessels detained by Vanuatu, accused of fishing illegally

Crew on two vessels face further investigation in Pacific nation, a month after similar incident in PalauTwo Chinese fishing vessels have been detained by Vanuatu authorities amid allegations they were fishing illegally in the Pacific nation’s territorial waters.This is the first time that Chinese vessels have been accused of illegal fishing activities in Vanuatu’s territory, but their confinement comes just a month after Palau detained a Chinese-flagged vessel reportedly illegally harvesting sea cucumber, or beche-de-mer, in the western Pacific state’s territorial waters. Continue reading...


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