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Fishermen fined €10,000 for illegal fishing in Maltese waters by Monique Agius October 20,2021   |  Source: Newsbook

The captains of two Tunisian fishing vessels intercepted in Maltese waters on Sunday were fined €10,000 on Tuesday when they were arraigned before duty magistrate Ian Farrugia.

Beelwaer Mohamed Ali, 39, captain of the Ayatou Allah, and Khnissi Khemais, 41, capitan of the Mohammed Yahia, were charged with fishing in Maltese waters without the necessary licence. Khemais was also accused of failing to inform Maltese officials of the amounts and descriptions of the fish aboard the vessel before entering Maltese fishing waters and failing to give three days prior notice of its plans to enter Malta.

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Theme(s): Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods.

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