Palau will employ sstrict measures to prevent illegal fishing activities, including burning violated vessels. (Source:
Hanoi (VNA) – Palau’s authorities have captured two Vietnamese fishing vessels after two weeks of keeping a close watch on the boats.

According to Palau’s Minister of Justice Bradley, the country is effectively implementing its sea reservation law and the authority will employ strict measures to prevent illegal fishing activities by foreign vessels in the country’s territorial waters.

Since February, the country has seized two Filipino fishing boats for illegal fishing. The arrested boats’ skippers were sentenced to 60 days behind bars. The boats and all equipment were confiscated.

Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean with a population of about 21,000. It is between the Philippines and Indonesia.-VNA