Bahamas detains Dominican fishing boat, crew for poaching | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

-0.7°C

Bahamas detains Dominican fishing boat, crew for poaching

May 20, 2016 - 1:32 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas - Authorities in the Bahamas have detained 11 fishermen from the Dominican Republic and seized their vessel on suspicion of fishing illegally in the island chain.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force said the 60-foot boat was intercepted and captured near Cay Lobos in the Southern Bahamas after having been spotted by surveillance aircraft. The Dominican vessel was carrying what the defence force described in a news release as a large quantity of fish and lobsters.

The statement said the Dominican vessel was expected to be taken to a military base in Nassau on Friday and the crew would face charges as part of an anti-poaching campaign in the Bahamas.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
The Associated Press

  • Popular vernon News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile