Australia’s “Operation Jawline” has intercepted 86 vessels fishing illegally

Date: October 26, 2021

Source: Seafood Source

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has issued a statement expressing concern about the increase in reports of foreign vessels fishing illegally off Australia’s north coast.

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) – working in conjunction with the Maritime Border Command, the Australian Border Force, and the Australian Defence Force – destroyed 15 foreign fishing vessels found to be fishing illegally, and seized fishing equipment and catches from an additional 86 vessels between between 1 July and 15 October, 2021. The task force is in the midst of “Operation JAWLINE,” which seeks to respond to increased incursions by foreign vessels into Australian waters.

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