TAIPEI -- Taiwan's coast guard authority said it seized a mainland
fishing boat and 10 crew on Friday for alleged "trespassing" following
its detention of nine fishermen on Wednesday.
The latest boat and its crew, registered in Zhejiang Province, were
caught fishing in "limited waters" off the Pengjia Islet Friday morning,
and the 10 members are currently being held in New Taipei City to
receive investigation, according to a statement released by the coast
guard authority in Keelung City.
The boat left Zhejiang on March 17. Its owners may be given a fine
ranging from NT$1.2 to NT$2.4 million, according to the authority. The
nine fishermen caught on Wednesday under the "trespassing" charge are
still being held in Taiwan.
Aside from the two fishing boats seized this week, the Keelung
coastal guard authority had previously seized four mainland fishing
boats since the beginning of 2017 and fined them for a total of NT$6.6