In the Wakkanai Port Fishing Union, located in Hokkaido prefecture Japan, complain about the "illegal" detention of a fishing vessel by officers of the border service of the FSB of the Russian Federation. there claiming, that the Russians detained the fishing trawler "Hachikita Komaru" in Japanese territorial waters.
This was reported by the Kyodo agency from Japan..
It is extremely regrettable that, that they were detained, despite, that they were in the exclusive economic zone of Japan.
– says the head of the fishermen union Seiichi Kazemu, hoping for the early release of the floating craft.
According to the statement of the press service of the FSB of Russia, in the exclusive economic zone of Russia, border guards found a fishing schooner flying the flag of Japan. They found live crabs on board., cooked and frozen products made from them and equipment for fishing.
During the detention, Japanese sailors ignored the demand of the Russians to stop the ship, but instead tried to hide. At the same time, the trawler maneuvered dangerously, nearly colliding with a border guard patrol ship. Then he was detained and taken to the port of Korsakov., where are the investigative actions being carried out?.
It should be noted, that Japanese fishermen violate fishing rules, entering Russian waters, systematically. Many manage to evade the pursuit of Russian border ships and boats.