By: Chang Che-fon and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 18 (CNA) The captain of a Taiwanese fishing boat arrested by
Japan for poaching in its territorial waters was released Monday along with his boat after paying a fine, officials said.
The fishing boat registered in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan was detained Sunday by Japanese authorities while fishing south of the Yaeyama Islands in overlapping waters between Taiwan and Japan, according to the Fisheries Agency (漁業署) under the Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會).
The captain and the fishing boat were released Monday after paying a fine of NT$1.65 million (US$54,193). [FULL STORY]