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The Yokohama District Court on Tuesday sentenced a Chinese fishing boat captain to 18 months in prison, suspended for four years, for poaching coral in Japanese territorial waters.

The 43-year-old skipper, Lin Benzhang, was also fined ¥4 million for illegally collecting precious red coral last Nov. 21 about 15 km off Yomejima in the Ogasawara Islands about 1,000 km south of Tokyo.

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