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Joint South African operation nets three suspicious fishing vessels

The Fu Yuan Yu 7880, Fu Yang Yu 7881 and Run Da 617 are currently impounded in East London Port whilst the South African authorities make further investigations into the estimated 600 tons of squid found on board. Security around the vessels is high with the SA Drakensberg guarding the entrance to the port to ensure that the vessels do not abscond, as happened with the Samudra Pacific No.8 and Berkat Menjala No.23 who escaped from the Port of Cape Town in 2013.

The two Chinese squid jiggers, the Fu Yuan Yu 7880 and Fu Yang Yu 7881 were identified by satellite monitoring systems to be in the South African EEZ without permission and without fishing permits. Apprehended in a joint operation between the South African Navy, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and South African ... Read more...

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