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Fishing video on social networks proves a blunder 

Police with the Nature Protection Service, Seprona have denounced three people in Gran Canaria for exceeding the maximum amount of recreational fishing

The skipper of the boat was also denounced for performing the recreational exercise of said activity without having the required authorisation.

The trio face prosecution under the Fishing in the Canary Islands’ legislation after uploading a video to social networks where they appeared on a recreational boat with a “quite considerable” amount of fish scattered on the ground.

Officers began investigations to identify them and located them in the marina of Pasito Blanco, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria), where the owner of the recreational boat in question has its base.

Later, during the processing of the inquiries, the agents denounced the protagonists of the video and the skipper of the vessel for an infraction of the aforementioned regulations, in particular for exceeding the maximum number of captures (five kilograms) per person in the form of recreational fishing, according to the Civil Guard in a press release.

All the complaints, which can amount to fines of between 30 and 60,000 euros, have been sent to the corresponding administrative authority to initiate the corresponding sanctioning administrative procedure.