Marine Police detain 12 fishermen, seize four trawler boats

ALOR SETAR, Region One Marine Police Force (PPM) have detained four local fishermen and eight Thai fishermen, and confiscated four trawler boats estimated to be worth RM1.35 million for catching fish outside the designated zone.

Its deputy commander Supt Dimin Awang said the arrests and confiscation were made in an operation at about 3 am today which earlier detected a Class B1 trawler boat and two Class C trawler boats catching fish in the waters off Kuala Sala near Yan.

He said checks by the PPM on the three boats found that their owners had committed the offence of catching fish at a location less than the permitted nautical distance allowed under the licensing conditions of the Fisheries Department.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)