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​Illegal Fishing Gear Discovered in the Port of Arinaga in Gran Canaria Canary Islands Report | Canary Islands Report

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​Illegal Fishing Gear Discovered in the Port of Arinaga in Gran Canaria

Illegal Fishing Gear Discovered in the Port of Arinaga in Gran Canaria

Specialists of the Special Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS) and the Provincial Maritime Service (SMP) of Las Palmas this week reported that they had discovered 46 fishing trap items, where 43 were fish pots of the illegal dimensions, lacked identification plates or a buoy and made with anti-regulation mesh.

These were found after these agents carried out a series of underwater inspections on the seabed in the vicinity of the port of Arinaga. This operation lasted for 25 days to locate all these illegal fishing gear items. These illegal items have now been removed for destruction.

When this investigation finds the owners of these illegal fishing pots, they will be subject to fines of up to 60,000 euros.

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