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North police probe illegal fishing claims

By SALASEINI MOCEIWAI
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Update: 3:03PM A COLLABORATIVE effort by the Fisheries Department and police resulted in the seizure of fishing gears, boats and fish belonging to a group of fishermen in Labasa this morning.

North Fisheries principal officer Jovesa Naceva said the fishermen were allegedly fishing illegally in the Macuata waters.

"All their catch, fishing equipment and their three boats have been seized. The fishermen were using gas," he said.

"The case has been handed over to the police but at the moment, all the fish have been sold and the money collected will be directed to the government as revenue."

Divisional police commander Northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau said they were aware of the matter and investigations have started.





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