Coast Guard, Chinese officials interdict foreign vessel for illegal fishing

Coast Guard, Chinese officials interdict foreign vessel for illegal fishing
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District transferred custody of the fishing vessel Da Cheng, a 177-foot fishing vessel seized 850 miles east of Tokyo, Japan in the North Pacific Ocean, for large-scale high seas drift net fishing, to two patrol vessels from the China Fishery Law Enforcement Command Tuesday. The Da Cheng was targeting albacore tuna using 10 miles of large-scale drift nets and...