SOUTH KOREA: ‘ FISHERMEN RECOVER 11 MORE BODIES FROM BERING SEA WHERE TRAWLER SANK ‘

#AceWorldNews – UPDATE: – SOUTH KOREA – Dec.03 – Fishermen have recovered 11 more bodies from the western Bering Sea Wednesday in the area where a South Korean fishing ship sank earlier this week, AP said.

The bodies appear to be from the ship lost Monday in waters near Russia, a Foreign Ministry official said.

Coast guard helicopters from Russia and the US and at least five fishing ships were searching for the more than 50 missing people on board the trawler.

One fisherman’s body was recovered Monday and seven fishermen were rescued.

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“Senegal is Demanding that the Owner of the Russian Trawler `Oleg Naydenov’ that was `Illegally Fishing’ Pay US$80,000 in Compensation”

#AceWorldNews says Senegal is demanding that the owner of the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov, which was seized by the Senegalese military on suspicion of illegal fishing, pays over US$ 800,000 in compensation.“We will apply [the law] in full force to protect our resources,” the west African nation’s Fisheries Minister Haidar El-Ali told AFP.
He described illegal fishing as “the cause of enormous damage to our economy and especially to our food security.” The Senegalese law allows for a fine of up to 200 million CFA francs ($ 414,000) for this offense.

“The Oleg Naydenov is a repeat offender. So we asked for a fine of 400 million CFA francs,” the minister said. The vessel, owned by a private Russian company, was seized on January 4 with 82 crewmembers on-board, including 62 Russians and 20 citizens of Guinea-Bissau, and convoyed to the port of Dakar.

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