Record number reported for illegal fishing – Fishupdate.com

Record number reported for illegal fishing Published:  03 January, 2007

THE Norwegian Coast Guard has never reported as many Norwegain and foreign vessels for illegal fishing as it did in 2006.

According to the Norway Post, a total of 70 cases were reported last year, against 61 in 2005.

Commander of Coast Guard squadron North, Steve Olsen, says the reason for the higher number of arrests is a change of routines.

Olsen also says that the crime at sea is now more serious and better organised than before.

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