15 ‘recreational’ fishing boats sanctioned up to €60,000 for illegally catching tuna


  • Guardia Civil
  • 08-06-2024
  • Lanzarote
  • Photo Credit: Guardia Civil
15 ‘recreational’ fishing boats sanctioned up to €60,000 for illegally catching tuna

The Maritime Department of the Guardia Civil in Fuerteventura has sanctioned 15 recreational boats that were allegedly fishing illegally for tuna seven kilometres from the southeast coast of Lanzarote, as reported earlier today (Saturday) in a press release.

In it they detail that the complaints were presented on June 4th because the boats lacked the licence or specific authorisation required for tuna fishing, after activating a surveillance operation upon learning that deep-sea trolling was being practiced in this area.

According to the report, there were professional tuna boats working in the area, and the 15 recreational boats, ten of which were inspected. They also inspected a professional boat in Puerto Naos, although no complaint or sanction was made.

The Guardia Civil reminds that the practice of fishing without authorisation is considered a serious infraction that can be punished with fines of between 601 euros and 60,000 euros.

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