Indonesian jailed for illegal fishing in Australian waters

Indonesian jailed for illegal fishing in Australian waters
Radio Australia – Australia

An Indonesian fisherman, who has been caught in Australian waters three times, has been sentenced to three months jail.

The Magistrates Court in the northern city of Darwin has heard that customs officials boarded an Indonesian fishing boat in the Arafura Sea in December.

They found six dead sharks and maps of Northern Australia onboard the vessel.

The captain, Sole Risman, and crew member, Herdin Santiago, were both charged with using a foreign boat and deceiving authorities as to their identities and prior records.

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