Crew members of foreign fishing vessel to be deported


THE nine crew members of a foreign fishing vessel recently caught operating illegally in PNG waters will be deported after they had paid their fines, an official says.
National Fisheries Authority executive manager, monitoring control and surveillance Gisa Komangin said the vessel Min Shi Yu 00368 would be put up for tender.
“A surveyor will be in Kavieng next week to conduct an assessment on the vessel before putting it on tender for any interested person, or it will be destroyed by sinking,” he said.
“Fines totalling K85,000 have been paid and the nine men were escorted to Port Moresby by immigration officials (on Wednesday).”
They are detained at the Bomana Immigration Centre.
Acting chief migration officer Robert Kennedy could not be reached for a comment.
Last week, the nine were charged with illegal entry.
Captain Shi Kehu of China, his deputy Ying Kit Lam of Hong Kong, Mariglen Dhimogjini of Albania, Zhang Zhong, Ye Changcal, Wu Jusheng, Xue Yuxi, Zhou Chen Keng and Ye Li Xiang of China faced 14 charges under the Fisheries Management Act 1998.

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  • Tuna was selling at Euros 2350 a tonne last week the whole frozen price.
    Mind the record price in 2019 for just one fresh tuna weighing 278kg was US$ 3.1 million in Japan where every year they auction largest.

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