On Saturday September 16th thirteen fishermen from the village of Chunox in the Corozal District were caught by a team of officers from the fisheries department in possession of over one hundred undersized lobsters. The officers were conducting patrol around the lighthouse atoll when they spotted the vessel and proceeded to execute a search which resulted in the discovery of 121 lobsters not exceeding the prescribed 4 ounces.
All thirteen men were charged for the undersized lobsters, today in court however Thirty one year old Delcio Tun, one of the fishermen caught assumed possession of the lobsters and pled guilty to the charge of possession of undersized lobsters.
Tun was fined two hundred and fifty dollars plus five dollars court fee by Magistrate Aretha Ford and was given until October 18th to pay in default will spend two months behind bars. Tun was additionally fined twenty dollars for each lobster which amounted to two thousand two hundred and forty dollars. The charge was withdrawn from all other men.
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