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In the Far East seized a record number of vessels poaching

January 22 2008

In the Far East to complete the operation "Crab-2007". Detained 59 vessels. Brought to administrative responsibility 153 violator of environmental law, 28 criminal cases, imposed fines amounting to over 865 thousand rubles. In the natural habitat produced about 170 tonnes of live crab, the amount of damage avoided amounted to more than 136 million rubles. In order to prevent misconduct by border guards in 3 cases involved weapons-offenders to the courts in their pursuit. This was announced at a press briefing in the border management of the Federal Security Service for Primorsky Krai.

So in November, in the exclusive economic zone of Russia was detained SRTM "Penza", carried out with the customs ship "Peter Matveev," On board were more than 2 tons of crab and blue crab and red sawdust. Documents on the ship and cargo on board was missing. As a result, inspection of the vessel was also discovered Chart with distinguished place where the crab traps. At the specified coordinates border ship discovered and raised fishing gear. They were still 4 tons of crab, which, after conversion, was released into the sea. In addition, the vessel was found documents showing entering the Republic of Korea. In respect of the ship's captain operational staff of the Far Eastern Customs prosecuted under Part 1, Art. 188 of the Criminal Code (smuggling). In addition, the Russian FSB Border control in Primorsky Territory in respect of the master criminal case under article for poaching.

Total coastal border guards prevented economic damage to the state over $ 10.5 million. According to data from the Asia-Pacific region, the price of seafood has increased significantly. For example, a fish market in South Korea, the price per kilo of crab has increased from $ 13 in 2006 to $ 30 at the end of 2007.


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