The Australian Border Drive (ABF) has ramped up safety of its domestic fisheries, seizing Indonesian fishing vessels and placing fireplace to a few boats that ended up caught illegally fishing in Australian waters.
Very last 7 days, the ABF properly intercepted 16 international vessels fishing illegally in the vicinity of Rowley Shoals off the northern Western Australian coastline. 3 vessels were set on fireplace all through the operation. It is understood that the remaining 16 fishing vessels ended up escorted out of Australian waters.
In a statement, the ABF reported: “Last 7 days, Maritime Border Command (MBC) and WA Fisheries on-drinking water patrol vessels, with embarked AFMA Fisheries Officers, joined forces to productively identify the illegal fishing boats. The coordinated endeavours of ABF cutter Cape Nelson, HMAS Larrakia and WA fisheries vessel PV Walcott resulted in 16 legislative forfeiture steps and a few vessel destructions.”
A full of 630kg of trepang (sea cucumber) and a vary of fishing apparatus was seized over the weekend. None of the fishermen ended up detained.