MARIUPOL (QHA) -

A boat with its navigation lights off was detected by marine police off the coast of Mariupol on the night of December 10.

The search of the boat turned up some poaching equipment and nearly a ton of illegally poached sculpin fish, says a statement of the Mariupol Police Department.

An estimated market value of the cargo is UAH 15 thousand. However, the Cabinet of Ministers’ decree prescribes a fine of UAH 34 per each illegally caught fish caught, so the poachers will have to pay more than UAH 300 thousand.

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