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Fisherman fined for unlawful scallop fishing

Mon, 02 Feb 2015


Unlawful fishing off the coast of Langness has cost a UK fisherman over £10,000.

At Douglas Courthouse last week skipper Leigh Shields was convicted of fishing for king scallops without a licence.

He was caught with 89 bags of scallops worth over £5,000 - as well as imposing a fine the Deputy High Bailiff ordered his catch to be forfeited.

Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Richard Ronan says behaviour like this won't be tolerated: 

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