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€8,500 fine for illegal fishing

Web Fish Seized By Authorities
Some of the fish seized by authorities

Two men were fined €8,500 each after caught fishing illegally in the Akamas area.

According to the fisheries department, a patrol boat caught two people off Akamas on August 22 fishing with spear guns in combination with diving equipment.

All fishing gear and the fish they caught were seized by authorities.

These sort of violations are serious because they environmentally destructive practices, the department said. Fishing with spear guns using diving equipment is among the destructive practices that also include using explosives or dangerous substances to catch fish.

The two fishermen were each given an €8,500 out-of-court fine.



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