In the Black Sea, Russian border guards detained a boat of poachers. On board the ship were found dolphins, sharks, flounder-kalkan. The captain of the Ukrainian vessel engaged in illegal fishing for fish was detained and arrested.
Fishing vessel “YMK-0041” was detained by the border patrol ship in the area of Cape Tarkhankut in the Black Sea water area. Fishermen caught flounder-kalkana in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation.
Onboard the vessel, 46 dolphins, 5 sharks and 176 flounder were found. Two sharks and 161 flounder-kalkan were rescued, returning them to the sea. The dolphins died. The damage amounted to about 440 thousand rubles.
The fishing boat was detained, the captain was arrested. He faces up to five years in prison.