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Malaysia seizes six Chinese fishing vessels, arrests 60 off eastern Johor

October 10, 2020 5:39 PM

KOTA TINGGI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained six illegal Chinese fishing vessels in waters east of Johor and hauled up the 60 people who were on board.

Indonesia halts exports by seafood company after positive virus test

September 21, 2020 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's Fisheries Ministry said in a statement last Saturday.

Whale-watching tours bigger than the hunt in Japan

July 10, 2019 5:00 AM

RAUSU (Japan) • People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming for joy as a pod of orcas put on a show - splashing tails at each other and leaping out of the water.

China causing $880m in annual damage to reefs in disputed waters, experts say

July 04, 2019 12:27 PM

MANILA - China's massive fishing fleet and land reclamation activities in the South China Sea are causing at least 33 billion pesos (S$880 million) worth of damage each year to the Philippines' reef ecosystem, experts said on Wednesday (July 3).

'Two sashimis, three steaks': Japan whale restaurants cheer hunt resumption

July 03, 2019 2:54 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - "Two sashimis, three steaks," cries the waitress at one of Tokyo's most famous whale restaurants during a frantic lunchtime service where Japan's resumption of commercial whaling has cooked up new hope.

Vietnam fisheries association accuses Chinese of maritime attack

June 11, 2019 2:40 PM

HANOI (DPA) - Vietnam's fishing trade association has accused a Chinese vessel of robbing Vietnamese fishermen near disputed islands in the South China Sea, state media reported Tuesday (June 11).

Floating sweatshops: Is the fish you eat caught by 'slaves'?

May 29, 2019 2:08 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - Enslaved, beaten, malnourished, and so desperate for water he had to collect condensation to drink: Mr Rahmatullah left Indonesia seeking better prospects at sea - instead he endured a living hell.

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