Coast Guard carries out major operation against illegal king crab fishing in Porsangerfjord

Illegal king crab fishingPhoto: Kystvakten / NTB
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The Norwegian Coast Guard carried out a coordinated operation on Saturday night aimed at stopping suspected illegal king crab fishing in Porsangerfjord in Finnmark.

The catch has been taken on board the Coast Guard ship KV Heimdal.

The size of the catch has not been revealed at the moment, the Norwegian Navy stated.

“The fisherman who is suspected of illegal fishing is now cooperating with the Coast Guard to ensure that all his crab traps are removed from the sea,” communications manager Torill Herland in the Norwegian Navy noted.

The ships KV Heimdal and KV Barentshav have recently patrolled the area around Porsangerfjorden to uncover illegal king crab fishing.

“The Coast Guard is aware that some players in the king crab fishery fish in the quota-regulated area in the east and transport the catch to the unregulated area in the west. They then report that the catch was caught there,” Herland stated.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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