Police sanctions for illegal fishing and sales
Santa Cruz police have seized 42 kilos of the traditional Canary white fish, gueldes which had been illegally caught in San Andrés.
Police made the discovery after stopping to inspect a vehicle which had been badly parked. After officers identified the driver, they found the fish in the boot, together with other species.
Later it was also verified that this car did not have in force the documentation of the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) for which it was sanctioned.
The person responsible for the fish could not prove its origin of the fish. Fishing and commercialisation is restricted only to professional fishermen.
The agents transferred the gueldes to a specialised centre and called in the Fisheries Inspection service under the Government of the Canary Islands.
In another police service, a street vendor was intercepted on Jorge Manrique street in the capital of Tenerife, offering fresh fish. The police intervention detected that this individual kept the fish, specifically about 12 kilo-grams of fresh mackerel, inside a plastic box in his private vehicle, without any maintenance or refrigeration device, with the potential risk that this entails for potential consumers .
The man was sanctioned for this fraudulent sale on public roads.