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May 14, 2015

Honduran Fishermen Busted for Fishing Illegally in Belizean Waters

Three Honduran fishermen caught fishing illegally within a protected area in the south were convicted today in the Independence Magistrate Court. They are Ismael Dubon Banagas, Salvador Caballero Reyes and Luis Alfonso Dubon Banagas. The trio did not possess a valid fisherman license or boat license and were found to be illegal in Belize. On May fifth, 2015, a joint enforcement patrol team led by Southern Environmental Association (SEA) Rangers, supported by officers of the Placencia Police Formation and Belize Coast Guard, detected a skiff within the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. The fishermen had hand lines extended in the water and were illegally fishing in the special snapper spawning zone of the marine protected area. They were caught in possession of various snappers and a small shark. The three men were fined five hundred and ten dollars each for the fisheries offences and one thousand and five dollars for the immigration offences.  A release from the SEA says that fishing within the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve snapper spawning zone is done only with special license from the Fisheries Department.

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