The Ukrainian captain of the trawler was arrested in the Crimea for poaching

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In Crimea, arrested the Ukrainian captain of a fishing vessel for poaching. This was announced by the regional border guard of FSB.

If the captain is found guilty, he faces imprisonment of up to five years. Now the detainee is in temporary detention facility.

The ship «NMR-0041» (home port of Ochakov) was arrested on may 4 in the Black sea border patrol ship «Amethyst».

Ukrainian fishermen illegally extracted flounder in the exclusive economic zone of Russia (West of Cape Tarkhankut).

In addition, the border guards found about 20 kilometers of networks that have established a team of «NMR-0041». The scale of the damage caused to marine fauna is unknown. Also it is impossible to say how many specially protected and endangered species had died from the actions of the detained crew.

The ship and the crew — five citizens of Ukraine were taken to the Crimea for the «proceedings». The captain opened a criminal case on poaching, and the ship seized.

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