Terengganu fisheries dept nabs 27 fishermen

THE Terengganu Fisheries Department detained 27 fishermen, including five Myanmar nationals, for violating the licence terms as they were fishing some 12 nautical miles from Kuala Merchang near Marang, yesterday morning. 

Its director Ruzaidi Mamat said the suspects on the two Class C vessels – purse seine and trawlers – were nabbed in the operation carried out by the State Fisheries Resources Protection Unit in the waters stretching from Pulau Kapas to Dungun, between 1am and 4.30am.

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