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  • Serial offender fined for 179 undersize lobsters

    Serial offender fined for 179 undersize lobsters

    20th July 2023

    NIFCA prosecution results in fines and costs £2,400 On 22 June, Charles Michael Denton of Newbiggin by the Sea was sentenced by North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court for two breaches of national fisheries legislation, having been found guilty of retaining 179…

  • Serial offenders fined for undersized whelks

    Serial offenders fined for undersized whelks

    28th June 2023

    Manx court imposes £20k fine and 12-month ban on Fleetwood boat The owner of the Fleetwood-based whelker Julia Ann PD 5 has been fined £20,000 for retaining undersized whelks in Manx waters. This follows a £35,000 fine for the skipper…

  • Berried lobster landings cost Cornish firm £26k

    Berried lobster landings cost Cornish firm £26k

    24th January 2023

    A Cornish shellfish firm and the skipper of one of its vessels have been fined for offences relating to landing berried lobsters, reports Paul Scott. Rowse Fishing Ltd and Ben Rowse, the owner and skipper of the vivier potter Emma…

  • Poole fisherman fined over £16,000

    Poole fisherman fined over £16,000

    7th February 2022

    Bodycam footage (pictured above) taken by officers from the Southern IFCA was a key piece of evidence provided to Poole Magistrates’ Court at a hearing on 27 January. Geoffrey Bennett was found guilty of failing without reasonable excuse to comply…

  • Public report 29 breaches in MPAs to Scots authorities

    Public report 29 breaches in MPAs to Scots authorities

    11th August 2021

    Marine Scotland says it received 29 reports from the public of vessels allegedly fishing illegally in marine protected areas (MPAs) in the period 26 May, 2020 to 30 May, 2021. In the same period, it referred two alleged fisheries offences…

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