Tag Archives: Russian Federation

Trawler Sky Wind arrested for illegal crab fishing in Sakhalin

Fishing trawler Sky Wind was arrested and fined for illegal crab fishing in the Russian waters near Sakhalin. The vessel was detained by the boarded guard and navy for routine check, but on board the inspectors found 1 ton of frozen crab products produced from 2.6 tons of live crab. The ship was escorted to the Russian port, where was held rapid administrative procedure for violating the rules for fishing. The shipowner of the fishing trawler was fined with 2.5 million rubles (about 40,000 USD), while the Master received smaller fine. The vessel was seized for the income of the Russian state, until the fine is transfered. The crew is currently in good health conditions and has enough supplies. Read the story here 13:09

One of the largest offshore enforcement operations in memory – NAFO cites foreign vessels with illegally caught fish

In what is one of the largest offshore enforcement operations in memory, Canadian Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) inspectors have cited a dozen foreign fishing vessels for illegally harvesting 431.7 tonnes of redfish in division 3M. The citations were issued between July 30 and Aug. 22 and involve Russian Federation and European Union vessels — many of which are multiple repeat offenders for offshore illegal fishing activity. [email protected] 16:06