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Malaysia detains 22 Vietnamese sailors on illegal fishing charges

The fishermen are being investigated for both illegal fishing and for violating Malaysia's Immigration Act.

Malaysia arrests 26 Vietnamese for illegal fishing: report

Their two boats were seized with an estimated $117,000 worth of catch.

Indonesia to release 690 Vietnamese fishermen

Three Vietnam Coast Guard vessels will be transporting the fishermen home.
June 07, 2017 | 10:30 pm GMT+7

Malaysia detains eight Vietnamese for illegal fishing

Various types of fresh and dried fish were found on-board of the vessel.
April 26, 2017 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Malaysia seizes two fishing boats, arrests 19 Vietnamese for illegal fishing

The fishermen face fines of up to $22,600 each, while the captains could have to pay ten times that amount.
April 14, 2017 | 05:16 pm GMT+7

Malaysia arrests 28 Vietnamese for illegal fishing, one dies in detention

The fisherman was said to have fallen seriously ill when his boat was detained Monday.
April 05, 2017 | 10:05 am GMT+7

Vietnam pledges protection for fishermen caught in Solomon Islands

Forty three Vietnamese were reportedly arrested for illegal fishing in Solomon Islands waters.
March 31, 2017 | 09:57 am GMT+7

Cambodia arrests 16 Vietnamese fishermen on illegal trawling charges

Trawling in shallow waters is a crime that can carry prison time under Cambodia's fisheries law.
March 21, 2017 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

Brunei seizes 10 Vietnamese fishermen on trespassing charges

Each crew member faces up to one year imprisonment or a hefty fine.
March 17, 2017 | 06:09 pm GMT+7

Indonesia frees 27 Vietnamese fishermen in first batch this year

There are still about 150 Vietnamese fishermen in Indonesia's custody, a Vietnamese diplomat in Jakarta said.
March 13, 2017 | 07:51 pm GMT+7

Malaysia detains more Vietnamese fishermen on illegal fishing charges

One boat fled the scene while the other cut its lines in an attempt to escape.
March 13, 2017 | 10:43 am GMT+7

Dozens of Vietnamese fishermen arrested in Australian waters

Two fishing vessels were also seized after being caught with a catch of sea cucumbers.
February 17, 2017 | 04:34 pm GMT+7

Another 25 Vietnamese fishermen captured for illegal fishing off Thailand and Malaysia

The fishermen are awaiting their fates pending investigations.
November 25, 2016 | 08:09 pm GMT+7

Indonesia sets 39 Vietnamese fishermen free

Jakarta is taking a tough stance on illegal fishing in its waters.
November 16, 2016 | 12:50 pm GMT+7

Philippine leader sets 17 Vietnamese fishermen free

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday personally saw off 17 Vietnamese fishermen.
November 02, 2016 | 08:48 pm GMT+7