Dominicans Accused of Illegal Fishing
The Royal Bahamas Defense Force intercepted a Dominican fishing vessel and arrested a crew of 33 men who were accused of illegal fishing.
According to the report, the 70ft steel hulled motor vessel “Adrian I” of the Dominican Republic was intercepted in the rich fishing grounds of Columbus Bank, east of Ragged Island in the southeast Bahamas.
United States Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island intercepted the boat with a Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) officer “shiprider” onboard. But as they boarded the Adrian I, some of the crew out fishing in several skiffs attempted to flee into international waters.
The Coast Guard gave chase and apprehended 33 men, taking control of their boats and haul of seafood.crime, environment, fishing