Sarawak MMEA detains two Vietnamese vessels for illegal fishing


  • Nation
  • Friday, 31 Mar 2017

One of the vessels seized by Miri MMEA.

MIRI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has seized up to six tonnes of fish worth RM60,000 from two Vietnamese vessels that were fishing illegally off Miri.

Miri MMEA commander Mohd Hambali Yaakub said his team detained 30 foreign fishermen and seized two vessels three nautical miles offshore of Miri Thursday night.

The fishermen, who are in their teens and 30s, are believed to be Vietnamese nationals.
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