We are pleased that the court has recognised the seriousness of these offences.
This company systematically abused the quota system for significant and unfair financial gain, threatening the future sustainability of an already vulnerable fish stock and impacting on the businesses of legitimate fishermen by flooding the market with cheaper fish.
The majority of the fishing industry is compliant with the rules that govern its commercial activities, but we will ensure that those who aren’t do not enjoy unfair financial advantage from illegal sales.
More top news
Richer Sounds in Exeter was destroyed in a major fire near Exeter city centre yesterday.
It's been on and it's been off but now it's decision day for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C.
Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Felix Marshall-Williams is 14 years old.