Foreign fishing vessel

Illegal foreign fishing vessel intercepted West of Darwin

Border Protection Command (BPC), working closely with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), has apprehended a foreign fishing vessel approximately 275 nautical miles West of Darwin suspected of illegally fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone.

The vessel was initially detected by an Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Dash-8 surveillance aircraft and intercepted on Monday, 21 April 2014 by ACV Botany Bay, under the coordination of BPC.

Read the full release in the Newsroom.


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