Jamaican officials seize 13,000 pounds of fish, detain 82

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) " Authorities in Jamaica have seized more than 13,000 pounds (5,900 kilograms) worth of fish and arrested 82 people on charges of illegal fishing.

The island's Coast Guard said in a statement on Friday that 59 of those fishermen were from the Dominican Republic. Officials said the remainder were from Jamaica and did not have a fishing license.

The arrests and seizures occurred in the past week.

Jamaica's Coast Guard said it expects the number of cases to grow because it recently bought a new fleet of boats to patrol waters around the island.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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