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C
anada
Canada informed that there were no further activities to report since the last
ENFO meeting at the 18th Annual Meeting held in Busan, Korea.
J
apan
Japan informed that after the last 2010 Annual Meeting, it patrolled an
additional 28 hrs (7 days) by aircraft of the Fisheries Agency of Japan in
October and November, 2010.
K
orea
Korea reported that there was new information regarding the
Bellatrix
investigation
about a suspected illegal vessel reported in 2010. The carrier
vessel,
For Shine No. 1,
from which
Bellatrix
claimed their salmon was
transhipped, was reported as a Chinese flagged carrier vessel, but the Chinese
Government reported that no such vessel existed. However, the Korean
Government found out in December 2010, that the vessel had reportedly been
placed on the Interim Register of Non-Member Carrier and Bunker Vessel
of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), upon
request from the Papua New Guinea, which is a WCPFC member country.
Esteban
(previously known as
Bellatrix
) arrived at Busan Port on December
16, 2010 as a Panamanian flagged carrier vessel. United States Coast Guard
(USCG) informed Korea that the
Esteban
was sighted twice last October in
positions within the Russian EEZ along with US/Russia Maritime Boundary
Line southwest and northeast of the Central Bering Sea. Korean inspectors
obtained information on the Registration of Navigation Certificate, and
confirmed that no salmon product was on board.
EECM
Photos by US Coast Guard
3. Evaluation of Results of Enforcement Acitivies in 2010
and Plans for 2011
E
nforcement
A
ctivities
in
2010