The Damanzaihao – a pirate “super-fishing” vessel – arrested and seized in Peru and now struck off the Marine Registry of Belize.
LARGEST FISH FACTORY VESSEL IN THE WORLD ARRESTED AND SEIZED IN PERU PENDING CRIMINAL CHARGES
The noose tightens on the Damanzaihao –a notorious black listed vessel – barred from leaving Peru with fines unpaid and resuming its slaughter of over half a million tons of marine wildlife per year.
Chimbote, Peru – May 31st, 2018 – Agents from the Peruvian Environmental Prosecutor’s Office boarded the Damanzaihao last night, as part of a federal criminal investigation based on presumed acts of illegal fishing. Acting on a formal request filed by the Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Prosecutor’s Office has ordered the vessel be detained pending further investigation.
THE PRESSURE IS ON TO STOP THE DAMANZAIHAO – A NOTORIOUS BLACKLISTED VESSEL – FROM LEAVING PERU WITH UNPAID FINES AND RESUMING ITS SLAUGHTER OF OVER HALF OF A MILLION TONS OF MARINE WILDLIFE PER YEAR.