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#464440 - 05/16/13 06:08 AM Fisheries Makes Off-Season Bust
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Tonight, the Fisheries Department is in possession 2,000 dollars’ worth of out of season lobsters, undersized conch, and illegally harvested fish fillet. They intercepted these fisheries products on a commercial vessel yesterday, and the captain and crew are now facing criminal charges.

Their vessel has been confiscated by the Fisheries Department, and it will not be released until June 10, the earliest, when the matter goes to court.

Today, a member of the Fisheries Department, allowed us to view the cache, and he briefed us about the status of those products:

Hampton Gamboa – Member, Fisheries Department
"Yesterday which was the fourteenth of May - we got some information that a vessel was harvesting lobsters in the southern portion of Tobacco Caye range and South Water caye marine reserve. This vessel came into Belize City harbor yesterday morning right about 9:00a.m and there was a quick response by fisheries personnel both in vessel and in vehicle - and we were able to board this sailboat. It was a commercial fishing vessel/sailboat and upon searching the vessel we found lobsters; which after we went through them we confiscated the fishing vessel and all the tackles on board therefore this crew member won't be able to go out and do fishing until after the 10th. Once you are fined in the court and charged in the court - because if you go and plead not guilty then you'll have an arraignment for a further court date and the vessel will remain in our possession until the matter is finished in the court and found guilty or charged."

According to Gamboa, the captain and crew are facing $10,000 in fines for, an estimated $2,000 in profit.

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#465029 - 05/23/13 06:18 AM Re: Fisheries Makes Off-Season Bust [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Fisherman loses case of undersized lobster and conch

A Roaring Creek Fisherman was slapped with a fine of almost ten thousand dollars for being in possession of undersized conchs and lobster found onboard his fishing vessel, Giana. The fisherman was busted by a team of Fisheries officials on May fourteenth in the Belize City harbor. This morning Jose Cruz was arraigned before Magistrate Dale Cayetano for possession of two hundred and forty undersized conch and eighty-five lobster pieces during the close season. Cruz must pay the court eight thousand seven hundred dollars by October thirtieth or in default, six months imprisonment. According to the fisheries prosecutor, Emmanuel Westby, during the search of Cruz’s boat, the conchs and lobsters were found packed separately in plastic bags and placed in the bow and stern of the boat.

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