Two seized Viet fishing boats sunk, to become artifical reefs
Published on: Friday, February 21, 2020
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This seized Vietnamese fishing boat is being sunk to be turned into artificial reefs on Feb 21, 2020 (Photo: Daily Express).
KUALA PENYU: Authorities have seized 10 Vietnamese fishing boats found encroaching into Sabah waters and two of them were sunk to become artificial reefs on Friday.

One of the two boats was sunk at Tompok Nosong, 3 nautical miles off the Fishery Department’s jetty here.

The rest will be disposed of later this year, said Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong, adding sinking such ships is the Government’s new policy to send a strong message to foreign fishing boats.

Wong said previously seized foreign fishing boats were auctioned off, which was ineffective as the original owners could then buy them back and repeat their offences later.

* Please grab your copy of Daily Express tomorrow for the full report.


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