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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chinese Trawler Fined




MOSCOW -- A Russian court on Tuesday fined the captain of a Chinese fishing boat $1 million for poaching in Russian waters f a sum that would take him several lifetimes to pay off, Itar-Tass reported.


The fine was imposed by a court in Russia's Far East on the unidentified captain of the vessel "Zong Hong 37.'' Two members of the crew were killed and several injured when the boat was seized by Russian coast guards last May.


Prosecutor Alexander Teplyakov said he would appeal the court decision because there was no chance the captain could ever pay the fine. He said he would seek to have the fine imposed on the ship's owners.


The surviving crew members were sent back to China while the captain and the boat were held in Russia.