Chinese fishing boat Run Da 608.
19 tonnes of squid seized from a Chinese fishing vessel
Monday, December 03, 2018, 21:40 (GMT + 9)
The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), through the Directorate General of Supervision, Surveillance and Sanction of the Vice Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, seized 19 tonnes of giant squid that had been illegally caught.
The confiscated products were on the Chinese fishing boat Run Da 608, in Ancash.
This ship had been monitored and supervised through the Control Centre of the Satellite Tracking System (SISESAT) since October 6, date when its location was detected within 200 miles of the Peruvian sea with fishing speed for more than five hours, located 185 miles west off the port of Chimbote.
With the use of Global Fishing Watch, a free platform to monitor fishing worldwide, it is possible to follow the route of this ship and its unusual behaviour in the Peruvian Sea. (Photo: Oceana Peru) ►
On October 8, inspectors of the DGSFS-PA intervened this vessel when it was anchored in the Bay of Chimbote, and found 19 tonnes of squid, according to the demonstration of cargo in transit presented by the company "Marítima Oceánica S.A.C."
In coordinated work with other entities such as the Specialized Prosecutor's Office in Environmental Matters (FIMA), the National Superintendency of Tax Administration (SUNAT), the National Fisheries Health Agency (SANIPES) and the National Police of Peru through the Department of the Environment, a thorough investigation was started.
►Frozen block of giant squid tentacle from Peru. (Photo: Alibaba)
The infractions that are imposed on the Chinese vessel are: not presenting information or other requested documents, catching hydrobiological resources without the corresponding fishing permit and presenting fishing speeds that are lower than those established in the regulations, due to which the tonnes of frozen squid that were inside it were confiscated.
Finally, on November 26, the judge ordered the aforementioned vessel to remain immobilized in the Bay of Chimbote for the duration of the illegal fishing investigation by the Environmental Prosecutor's Office.
It should be noted that the resource seized was donated to families with low economic resources from several human settlements, with the support of the Provincial Municipality of Santa.
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