Reporters from the Guangdong Province Marine Integrated Law Enforcement Team learned that since May 1 Japan’s annual South China Sea fishing break began, Guangdong Province Marine Integrated Law Enforcement Department on the poaching of the public. According to incomplete statistics, as at 1800 hours on 5 May, 34 vessels had been investigated for illegal fishing operations. Among them, 8 in the eastern sea area of Guangdong, 15 in the central sea area of Guangdong, 11 in the western sea area of Guangdong. The relevant person in charge of the Guangdong Provincial Marine Integrated Law Enforcement Team said that the focus has been on increasing the intensity of the fight against fishing violations of the fishing moratorium system, and continuously improving the deterrent effect of integrated marine law enforcement.
Among them, in the South Australian waters to carry out continuous inspections, a strong crackdown on all types of poaching, cross-sea areas and unauthorized changes in the mode of operation of fishing vessels, fishing break within 2 days, has seized 8 fishing vessels suspected of violating the fishing suspension provisions. On May 2, three teams directly under the Guangdong Maritime Integrated Law Enforcement Team adopted the method of off-site police to carry out a special law enforcement operation of “Bright Sword 2021-1” vodka in the waters near the central boundary of the Qiongzhou Strait. As at 22 pm that evening, the Joint Law Enforcement Unit had seized seven fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing at the scene in the area. After preliminary inspection, the seven vessels suspected of illegal fishing vessels, fishing gear, catch all, suspected of illegal fishing in violation of the provisions of the suspension of fishing, at 24 pm that night have all been returned to Hai’an Port for further investigation and treatment.
In 2021, the South China Sea (including the Beibu Gulf) will be closed for three and a half months from May 1. The next step will be to carry out targeted control, inspection and other law enforcement actions to crack down on all kinds of violations of fishing regulations, said the relevant officials of Guangdong Province’s maritime comprehensive law enforcement department.