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Japan Coast Guard grappling with poachers

More than 200 fishing boats said to be removing ornamental corals
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 05:50

Tokyo

THE Japan Coast Guard (JCG) is grappling with the challenge of how to respond to more than 200 fishing boats, thought to be Chinese, that have been poaching ornamental corals in a wide area stretching from the Ogasawara Islands to the southern Izu Islands.

The JCG has