Nine fishing boats interdicted for maritime breaches
-some were using outlawed anchor seines
A week after some Essequibo fishers complained of their trade being sabotaged by illegal operators, the Coast Guard and the fisheries authorities took action on Wednesday, resulting in nine boats being interdicted for various breaches.
The crackdown followed the use by some of the illegal fishermen of anchor seines, which are prohibited.
The Sunday Stabroek had reported on August 2nd of an attack on July 30th in which the seines for two fishing vessels owned by Zeelugt resident Kumar Persaud were badly damaged just off the …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.