A master and a vessel owner were ordered to pay £13,890 by Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday 13 December for fisheries offences relating to the activities of an Irish trawler.
The vessel concerned, the Maria Magdallena III (G482), is owned by Steven Connolly and skippered by David O’Neill.
The offences related to four ballooning codends which were found on the vessel during an inspection by the Royal Navy and the Marine Management Organisation. It was decided that although the vessel was using two nets, there were four codends and extension pieces that were ballooning therefore four offences were committed. The vessel was detained to Newlyn for investigation.
The master and owner both entered guilty pleas in court.
Mr O’Neill was ordered to pay £1,100. Mr Connolly was ordered to pay £12,790 plus forfeiture of the nets.
- Big trouble for bluefin tuna
- Iceland hands itself 147,700 ton mackerel...
- Ocea Bremnes Seashore double team on sea l...
- Richard Lochhead comments on fish statistics
- SPATIAL PLANNING FOR AQUACULTURE: WHAT TO...
- EU PARLIAMENT COMMITS TO SUSTAINABLE FISHING
- Good day for Eday
- Norwegian premier to meet fishing leaders
- Tuesday 22 April fish prices Peterhead
- Assistant Salmon Farm Manager