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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Giant clam bust





Two Vietnamese fishing boats were caught fishing illegally in Australian waters for giant clams and trepan (sea cucumbers).

The huge clams are worth up to $5,000 each and could be up to 100 years old.  The two boats were part of a fleet of four.  The masters were fined a total of $15,000 and received suspended sentences.



Trepang


Their vessels were burnt on Friday in Darwin by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.