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Ghana Renews Fishing Permit for Chinese Trawler That Has Refused to Pay a $1 Million Fine

Ghanaian fishing authorities have reportedly renewed the permit for the Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956, a Chinese vessel operated by Rongcheng Ocean Fishery Co. Ltd., even though the company has so far refused to pay a $1 million fine it incurred last year for using illegal nets.

Even after it was fined, the trawler was caught again fishing illegally. The trawler was impounded and fined a second time this year in May.

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