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The Diet is expected to pass bills approved Thursday by the ruling parties to raise the maximum fine to ¥30 million for poaching by foreign fishing crews in Japanese territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.

Numerous ships suspected to be from China have been spotted recently poaching red coral around the Ogasawara and Izu island chains in the Pacific south of Tokyo.

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