Sth Korean vessel faces illegal fishing charges in Pacific

A South Korean-flagged longline fishing vessel was charged on Friday with five counts of fishing in Marshall Islands waters without a valid license.

The vessel monitoring system (VMS), an onboard computer system that provides real-time positioning of a fishing vessel by satellite to island fisheries departments, provided the basis for the fisheries department in the Marshall Islands to investigate and charge the vessel, the Oryong 721, with illegal fishing.

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