Fishing Vessels

Fishing Vessels

Customary International Law provides that coastal fishing boats and small boats engaged in trade, as distinguished from seagoing fishing boats and large traders, are immune from attack and seizure during war. This Immunity is lost if fishing vessels take part in the hostilities. To prevent such involvement many nations have agreed not to take advantage of the peaceful character of such vessels in their war effort.

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Excepting a few fishing vessels visible near us, the harbor of this once prosperous place was a vast solitude of water, varied here and there by dreary banks of sand.
A few fishing vessels alone specked the water, and now and then the gentle breeze wafted the sound of voices as the fishermen called to one another.
They took the dead away, buried every man his own, and put the bodies of those who came from elsewhere on board the fishing vessels, for the fishermen to take each of them to his own place.
The information contained in the Brexit and Our Seas consultation document, which closed for comments yesterday, could show a way for smaller Welsh fishing vessels to get better quotas from local stocks.
These boats are tagged as Chinese fishing vessels, but defense strategists label them as maritime militia, which are usually stationary and are not actually fishing but stay there to sustain their assertive presence.
"Diplomatic protest fired off," wrote Locsin on Twitter after National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr reported that a total of 113 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted within the vicinity of Pag-asa Island.
AN international ocean advocacy nongovernment organization (NGO) reiterated its call to the Duterte administration to exercise 'political will' in implementing Republic Act 8550 as amended by Republic Act 10654 to protect the livelihood of small fishermen against commercial fishing vessels that regularly 'raid' municipal fishing grounds.
The Indian and Bangladesh Coast Guards in a coordinated effort rescued the fishing vessels from the rough sea.
At the same time, in order to ensure the fulfillment of EU requirements for the submission of prior notifications and catch certificates of third country fishing vessels, as well as copies of the Latvian flag fishing vessel sales, the responsible authority in Latvia is the SES.
It asked the government to adopt a vessel monitoring system to track the behavior of fishing vessels within and outside the country's territorial waters.
The recent seizure of two illegal fishing vessels by the Kenya Coast Guard is a significant step toward ridding our coastline of perennial exploitation by foreign vessels.
Carpio warned that the incident "may signal the start of a new 'gray zone' offensive by China to drive away Filipino fishing vessels in the West Philippines Sea (South China Sea) in the same way that the Chinese are driving away Vietnamese fishing vessels in the Paracel Islands." "The Filipino people must send a strong signal to China that any new 'grey zone' offensive of ramming Filipino fishing vessels in the West Philippines Sea will mean a break of diplomatic ties with China," he said.