In maritime law, poaching refers to illegal fishing or hunting in the water. Fishing may be illegal due to restrictions placed on fishing in certain territorial waters by specific nations or it may be illegal to hunt certain fish species at specific times of the year or in numbers greater than the legal quotas. Fishermen or others who are found guilty of poaching may face legal penalties.
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