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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Squid-Poaching Alleged




MOSCOW -- The Russian coast guard on Wednesday detained a South Korean trawler for allegedly poaching squid in Russia's waters in the Sea of Japan, Interfax reported.


The Krechet coast guard vessel spotted several foreign fishing boats in the area and ordered them to stop.


The South Korean trawler, which bore no identification marks, didn't comply, and the Russians fired warning shots in the air, the report said.


The coast guard pursued the trawler, eventually stopping it.


The vessel was then escorted to the Far Eastern port of Nakhodka, Federal Border Guard officials said. Russian authorities periodically detain Japanese or South Korean boats for alleged poaching in waters off Russia's eastern coast.