INTERPOL SUPPORTS APPREHENSION OF VESSEL SUSPECTED OF ILLEGAL FISHING

A news release from Interpol on 22nd July said that a vessel suspected of illegal fishing has been detained in Indonesia with support from INTERPOL.  The MV NIKA, suspected of conducting illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean and other illicit activities, was seized by the Indonesian authorities.  The ship was registered as a general cargo ship under the Panama flag, and was not authorised for fishing activities.  Panama requested INTERPOL assistance to locate, track and co-ordinate international efforts to inspect the vessel.  The vessel is owned by the same company as the STS 50, a blacklisted vessel known to be involved in illegal fishing which was intercepted in Indonesia in 2018.

https://www.interpol.int/News-and-Events/News/2019/INTERPOL-supports-apprehension-of-vessel-suspected-of-illegal-fishing

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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