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U.S. cutter in Pacific pursuing vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing

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basroil, that breaks all of the rules in the book. Take them back to America, seize their boat, some jail time and deported to China.

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Chinese fishing boats are everywhere. Last month, around the middle of July 2012, the Russians seized two Chinese fishing boats operating in the Sea of Japan within the Russian EEZ. Unlike the US Coast Guard cutter which chased the Chinese all the way to the coast of Japan, the Russians didn't have that sort of patience. When one of the Chinese boats didn't surrender after three hours, the Russians opened fire on it. That stopped the boat but when the Russians tried to board the vessel, the Chinese resisted and a bit of a scuffle ensued. The Chinese were eventually detained for questioning. As of August 8 the crews of the fishing boats have been released but the captains of the detained vessels are still being held. The US might do something similar, i.e. release the crew but prosecute the captain.

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YuriOtaniAug. 09, 2012 - 12:28AM JST

Yes Export and the fish sold on the open market. They should be to the USA and sent to prison. A few years there should persuade them not to repeat their crime.

And have US citizens pay 20k/year for each person? Just leave them with the boat but no fuel, if they are clever enough they will turn their catch into oil and probably never try it again, if not, it's fish and chips (without the chips) for a long time.

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A few years there should persuade them not to repeat their crime.

I highly doubt it, odds are the guys working on the boat do not come from very well off families and prison, with 3 meals a day, along with a bed to sleep in would be preferable to getting tossed around on the Pacific.

If the Chinese would do something, I would believe that a Chinese prison would be hell in comparison.

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"a Coast Guard spokesman in Anchorage, would not say when or where the pursuit of the other vessel began"

If I have read this line correctly, the "other vessel" is being pursued, meaning that they caught one and are chasing another. Mind you, the first part of the story strongly implies that there is only one boat that they have both caught and are chasing at the same time... very confusing.

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The headline and the beginning of this article is poorly written. The coast guard can't still be pursuing something they already captured?

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Yes Export and the fish sold on the open market. They should be to the USA and sent to prison. A few years there should persuade them not to repeat their crime.

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Nice catch but if they passed this vessel over to china it would simply be catch and release.

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I'm confused. If they boarded the vessel and found an illegal catch why are they still pursuing it? Did it get away? ( I don't think they outran a 378, that's a fast boat!) Is the cutter escorting the vessel back to China?

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Looked it up.... another article said the vessel was unregistered, "stateless"

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Did not say where the vessel was registered, If they boarded her and know the nationality of the crew, how many tons of fish they had, surely they could have ascertained her port of registry.

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It carried Chinese citizens who were manning the vessel, Papp said, and may be passed to China for prosecution.

Hahahaha. Yeah, right!

If they are passed to China they be released and back on another fishing boat the day after the Coast Guard drops them off. Take them back to the US and toss them in a nice friendly federal prison for a few years. Confiscate the boat, scrap it, and send China the bill for scrapping and disposal.

No. Just swiss-cheese their boat with the 50cal and watch them sink.

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Ron, Agree 100%.

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If they are passed to China they be released and back on another fishing boat the day after the Coast Guard drops them off. Take them back to the US and toss them in a nice friendly federal prison for a few years. Confiscate the boat, scrap it, and send China the bill for scrapping and disposal.

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