Philippines refuses to free convicted Chinese fishermen

Senior Philippine officials on Thursday insisted the government will not release nine Chinese fishermen who were convicted of poaching in disputed waters, defying pressure from Beijing.

Japan tells China to stop alleged coral poaching

Japan's foreign minister today urged China to take measures to stop Chinese fishermen from poaching red coral in Japanese waters.

Philippine hearing of Chinese fishermen delayed

A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen charged with poaching 555 endangered giant sea turtles at a disputed shoal in the Spratly Islands was postponed again today, Philippine court and diplomatic officials said.

China blamed as fishing case postponed in Philippines

A court case against a group of Chinese fishermen facing jail in the Philippines for poaching was postponed for a third time on Wednesday, after the government accused China of frustrating the proceedings.

Philippines charges Chinese fishermen despite warning

Philippine prosecutors on Monday filed environmental crime charges against nine Chinese fishermen arrested in disputed South China Sea waters, despite Beijing`s warning of a dire effect on relations.

South Korea seizes Chinese fishing boats

Two Chinese fishing boats, suspected of illegal fishing in South Korean waters, have been detained by the country`s coast guard in Mokpo, the Chinese consulate general in Kwangju confirmed Monday.

14 Chinese fishermen rescued, 58 still missing in South China Sea

Fourteen Chinese fishermen have been rescued and search is on for 58 others still believed to be missing after a tropical storm sunk their boats in South China Sea two days ago.

Chinese fishermen die in bid to reach Chilean coast

3 Chinese citizens died after jumping into the sea from a fishing boat in the Strait of Magellan in an attempt to reach Chilean coast and seek asylum.

Island row: Chinese fishermen to operate in waters

The islands, called as Diaoyu islands by China and Senkaku by Japan, are heavily protected by Japanese Coast Guard and claimed by both the nations.

Sri Lanka detains 37 Chinese fishermen, releases them later

Over 35 Chinese fishermen, detained by Sri Lanka for allegedly poaching in the country`s waters were released.

Chinese fishermen released by North Korea

The fishermen were captured on May 8 in the Yellow Sea between China and North Korea.

South Korea frees 3 Chinese fishermen after protest

Three Chinese fishermen were detained by South Korea over illegal fishing.

Kidnapped Chinese fishermen released

Seven Chinese fishermen kidnapped off Cameroon`s Bakassi peninsula few days ago have been released.