MATSUE, SHIMANE PREF. – Russian authorities have seized a Shimane Prefecture-based Japanese crab boat with 10 crew members in the Sea of Japan for allegedly fishing illegally in Russia’s exclusive economic zone, prefectural officials said Saturday.
The incident involving the Nishino Maru No. 68, owned by a company in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, occurred Wednesday, according to the officials. The crab boat left port on Jan. 26