Taiwan fishing boat seized for suspected illegal operations

A Chinese mainland spokesman on Wednesday said a Taiwan fishing boat has been seized by the coast guard of Fujian province for suspected illegal operations.

Chen Binhua, a spokesperson for the

State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said the boat, caught recently in waters near the city of Quanzhou, violated the summer fishing ban and engaged in prohibited trawling operations.

He said the seizure was a routine law enforcement aimed at maintaining the fishing order, preserving marine fishery resources and protecting the environment.

Relevant authorities will deal with the case in accordance with the law, the spokesperson said.