Japan, the United States, Australia and India will agree during their leaders' meeting on Tuesday in Tokyo to launch a maritime initiative for tracking illegal fishing and getting a better picture of activities taking place in territorial waters, a U.S. government official said.

Under the initiative, the Quad partners will cooperate to help deliver what is called "maritime domain awareness" capability across the Indo-Pacific region, the official said.


Supplied photo shows a U.S. Coast Guard vessel (back) pursuing a boat suspected of illegal fishing on the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean.
(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)(Kyodo)

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