Fishing Trawler

Chinese trawler captains released by coastguard

Japanese coastguards yesterday released the two Chinese trawler captains arrested on Friday for unauthorised fishing inside the island nation's waters, Japanese media reported.

Sunday, 7 August, 2011, 12:00am

Trawler captains freed by Japanese coastguard

Japanese coastguards yesterday released the two Chinese trawler captains arrested on Friday for unauthorised fishing inside the island nation's waters, Japanese media reported.

Wang Fugui, 26, and Zheng Wenwu, 35, were freed on an 'early release mechanism' after admitting to engaging in 'trawling activities' inside Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Japan coastguard seizes Chinese trawler captains

The Japanese coastguard arrested two Chinese trawler captains for operating in an exclusive economic zone midway up the west coast of Honshu, the largest of Japan's islands, without authorisation.

The arrests came after Beijing and Tokyo recently criticised each other's military build-up for threatening security in the region.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Large trawlers a real safety hazard in recreational waters

Large local fishing trawlers continue to use deep nets in coastal waters such as Tai Tam Bay, Repulse Bay and Deepwater Bay.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


One weekend recently, while walking along Sham Chung Harbour on the edge of Tolo Harbour, I was amazed to see that we are still allowing inshore trawling by unmarked mainland Chinese trawlers. The boats were trawling above the coral reef in that area.

11 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


I find it appalling that Hong Kong does not have laws controlling fishing off its immediate coastline.

I understand it is the only place in Southeast Asia that does not have legislation banning trawling in waters less than 25 metres in depth.

8 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

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Rekjavik (December 28): The captain of an Icelandic gunboat reported today that his ship was rammed and damaged by a British naval frigate, ending an unofficial Christmas truce in the fishing dispute between the two countries.

In London, the Defence Ministry said there was an accidental collision but no intentional ramming.

31 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Trawler buy

Territory-listed Pacific Andes International Holdings' subsidiary Pacific Andes (Holdings) has paid US$1.2 million to acquire a second deep-sea trawler to expand its operations.

22 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Fears rise on vacuum dredging

Fisheries officials are considering banning dredgers which plough up sections of the seabed to harvest clams.

Senior fisheries officer Joseph Sham Chun-hung said the Agriculture and Fisheries Department was weighing up whether to license or ban dredging and vacuum suction devices, used in Hong Kong waters for the first time this year.

25 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Filthy 'home' for dolphins

RECENTLY, I was out with the World Wildlife Fund on a boat excursion to visit the home of the pink dolphin. It has a scheme called 'Adopt a Dolphin' and my family decided that it would be a good idea to adopt one. What sort of home has the Government preserved for the indigenous Chinese or Hong Kong pink dolphin?

28 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Search called off

THE search for two missing fishermen, forced to jump from their burning trawler off Ninepin Islands early on Friday, was called off yesterday morning after marine police decided the men had almost certainly drowned.

27 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Trawler sinks

A MAINLAND fisherman is missing, presumed drowned, after his fishing boat sank in a collision with a Greek freighter south of Waglan Island late on Sunday night. His 16 fellow-crew aboard the Shui Yue 107 were plucked from calm seas by the Greek ship, the10,636-tonne Fayrouez.

12 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Stolen trawler in collision with dredger

A DEEP-SEA trawler, stolen from Marine Police detention, collided with a dredger off Repulse Bay early yesterday.

Dredger crew members saw no one on board the 20-metre trawler. None of the 35 crew on the dredger, J. F. J. De Nul, were injured.

The trawler was seen taking in water from the bow after the collision.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Trawlers seized

MARINE police seized two Chinese trawlers and their 34 crew members for violating South Korean waters, Yonhap news agency said. It said the vessels were caught for illegally fishing near the southern island of Cheju.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am