Settlement Agreement for Violitions of the Liberian Fisheries Regulations by Dongwon Industries for F/V Premier and F/V Solevant
The Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF), Ministry of Agriculture hereby informs the International Community and partners that Dongwon Industries Co. Ltd. has signed a settlement agreement with the Government of Liberia concerning violations of the Liberia Fisheries Regulations 2010 by the fishing vessels PREMIRE and SOLEVANT. The company has paid a total fine of US$2,000,000.00, divided equally at US$1,000,000.00 per vessel. A copy of the settelment agreement can be access here
As per the terms of the agreement, the Governmment of Liberia releases the F/V PREMIER and the F/V SOLEVANT of the charges of illegal and considers the law charges of this case closed.
The Government of Liberia would like to warmly extend its thanks and appreciation to all those Governments and parties who have cooperated and provided assisttance in these illegal fishing cases. In particular the Government of Mauritus, Scyshelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Comoros and Mozambique provided invaluable assistance in exercising their port and coastal state duties by denying the F/V PREMIER port services and fishing licenses during the investigationpriod. Further thanks are also extended to the FISH-i program, which provided crucial intelligence and information exhange throughout the investigation period. The flag States of the vessels, South Korea (PREMIER) and Ivory Coast (SOLEVANT) are also thanked for their assistance.