YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, February 9 (RIA Novosti) - A
foreign vessel flying a Cambodian flag has been detained on
suspicion of poaching of crab in the Pacific Ocean, near
Russia's largest island of Sakhalin, a regional coast guard
spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The vessel with 10 Russian and five Indonesian crew
members had some 900 kilograms of live crab on board when it
was stopped in the Tatar Strait, a channel dividing mainland
Russia and Sakhalin Island.
"There were no documents permitting fishing in the
territorial waters of Russia. The detained vessel is being
escorted to the port of Nevelsk for further investigation," the
Last year, Russia launched a crackdown on the illegal
export of crab and other seafood. At least 20 boats, including
several foreign vessels, were detained by Russia last year.