KUALA TERENGGANU: Two fishing trawlers with 12 unfamiliar fishermen were incarcerated by a State Fishery Department enforcent officers for encroaching into a state waters yesterday.
The initial trawler was incarcerated about 6.5 nautical miles from Kuala Abang beach in Dungun during 4.30pm while a second vessel about 9.3 nautical miles from Rantau Abang beach also in Dungun.
The dialect emissary executive Rusman Rusdy pronounced following a spill from a member of a Fishery Volunteer Squad, a coercion group traced a trawlers.
“The initial trawler from Pahang had 8 Vietnam fishermen while a second vessel from Terengganu had 4 Thai fishermen,” he said, adding that both boats hexed a current licence.
Rusman pronounced a boats however had trespassed a mercantile section and were found fishing in a taboo areas,” he added.
“The organisation aged between 20 and 50, were hold red handed. We seized thousands of kgs of fish value RM20,000 as good as fishing apparatus value RM1million from a boats,” he told reporters during a press discussion hold during a dialect control bureau in Chendering.
Also during a press discussion was a department’s Prohibited Resource section arch Hairul Affendy.
Rusman pronounced a trawlers had been towed to a Chendering Perikanan jetty for serve review underneath a Fishery Act 1985 and a Immigration Act 1958.
Meanwhile in Bachok, Kelantan Fisheries Department seized 5 internal fishing vessel and incarcerated a 15 organisation members for conducting activities over a Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) .
Its executive Anuar Salam Sulaiman pronounced a 5 vessel were conducting fishing activities one nautical mile off Tok Bali beach when they were incarcerated about 10am.
He pronounced a dialect also seized several metric tonnes of fish value thousands of ringgit from a 5 vessel.
“These boats are ostensible to control fishing activities dual nautical miles off Tok Bali beach though they were found to have violating their assent by conducting activities during a area (one nautical mile),” he told a Press discussion during a department’s jetty in Tawang here.
Anuar pronounced a organisation members including 5 tekongs, all locals aged between 20 and 40, were being hold for serve investigation.
He pronounced a dialect believed some-more internal fishing boats would control activities during a EEZ due to a squid season.
“We have perceived many reports that internal fishermen take advantage of a squid deteriorate to lay their nets nearby a beach since they knew that a lot of squid will be nearby a area.