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http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/10020/Two+boats+from+Sri+Lanka+intercepted+in+waters+of+Seychelles+for+illegal+fishing

Le capitaine d’un navire battant pavillon sri-lankais a comparu en cour mardi après avoir été arrêté pour pêche illégale dans les eaux des Seychelles, tandis qu’un deuxième capitaine fait l’objet d’une enquête après l’interception de 2 bateaux par les garde-côtes seychellois, qui ont annoncé vendredi que les Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SCG) interceptaient 2 navires étrangers. Les deux navires battant pavillon sri-lankais ont été repérés pour la première fois par des pêcheurs locaux à environ 90 milles marins au sud-est de Mahé, l’île principale, puis interceptés par le patrouilleur TOPAZ de la Garde côtière des Seychelles et le patrouilleur LA FLECHE. Selon la Seychelles Fisheries Authority (SFA), le capitaine de l’un des navires a comparu devant le tribunal mardi et restera en détention jusqu’au 19 novembre. La Seychelles Fisheries Authority aide la police à recueillir des preuves sur les espèces et la quantité de poissons trouvés à bord des 2 navires, ce qui, si cela est confirmé, constituerait le troisième cas de pêche illégale par des navires battant pavillon sri-lankais dans les eaux des Seychelles cette année.

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http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/10020/Two+boats+from+Sri+Lanka+intercepted+in+waters+of+Seychelles+for+illegal+fishing

The captain of a Sri Lankan-flagged vessel appeared in court Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly fishing illegally in the waters of Seychelles, while a second captain is being investigated after two boats were intercepted by the Seychelles Coast Guard.The announcement of the interception of 2 foreign fishing vessels by the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) was made by the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces on Friday. The 2 Sri Lankan-flagged vessels were first spotted by local fishermen around 90 nautical miles south-east of Mahe, the main island. The 2 vessels were intercepted by the Seychelles Coast Guard’s patrol ship TOPAZ and patrol boat LA FLECHE. The vessels were handed over to the Seychelles Fisheries Authority and the police upon arrival in Port Victoria on November 2. According to the Seychelles Fisheries Authority (SFA), the captain of one of the vessels appeared in court on Tuesday and will remain in custody until November 19. The authorities are still investigating to see if there is enough evidence for a case against the captain of the other Sri Lankan-flagged vessel. The Seychelles Fisheries Authority is assisting the police in gathering evidence as to the species and amount of fish found onboard the two vessels. If confirmed the case would be the third incidence of illegal fishing by Sri Lankan-flagged vessels in the waters of Seychelles, this year.

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