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.
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A light breeze winds across the region, with clouds and rainy spells. There may be mist or fog in places.
Tonight will see light winds across the region, accompanied by cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain and mist and fog spreading north overnight.
Campaigners fighting the abuse chose Bristol bus station to try to educate the public on a growing problem.