Chinese fishing boat seized near Pengjia Islet

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/29
By: Wang Chao-yu and Ko Lin

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) A Chinese fishing boat and its crew were seized and detained

(Photo courtesy of Keelung coast guard)

after they were caught fishing near Taiwan’s Pengjia Islet (彭佳嶼), the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Wednesday.

The eight crew members, along with the captain, were taken to the authorities in Keelung for alleged violations of Article 32 and Article 80 of the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, the CGA said in a statement.

The captain, surnamed Guo (郭), admitted to fishing in Taiwan waters near 20 nautical miles off the northeastern coast of Pengjia Islet, saying that he had just cast his net when the coast guard arrived.    [FULL  STORY]

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