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Fishing crew with illegal catch surprised by police 


The crew of a fishing boat was surprised by police after it arrived in Gran Canaria.

A spot-check by the authorities revealed an illegal catch worth around 20,000 euros.

The fishing vessel, flying a Spanish flag and 22 metres in length, was stopped by the patrol boat Rio Tambre.

More than a ton and a half of fish, particularly cherne, was found in the hold.

The maximum amount of the catch allowed without being declared is 30 kilograms.

“These catches had not been recorded in the electronic fishing logbook and their registration had been falsified, which is contrary to the law,” said a police spokesman.

The crew has also been accused of not intending to weight the fish in at the first point of sale.