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Honduran fishermen arrested in Belizean waters

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Three Honduran fishermen, Henry Castro, Joel Alfredo Ponce Aguilera and Marlon Ivan Gavarette Alvarado have been charged with engaging in commercial fishing whilst not being the holder of a valid fisherman’s license, engaging in fishing without a Special License in the Gladden Spit and Silk Caye Marine Reserve and use of a vessel for commercial fishing without a valid boat license.  They are expected to appear before the Punta Gorda Magistrate Court. The men were arrested and charged after they were caught conducting illegal fishing in Belizean waters by the SEA Rangers and the Belize Coast Guard. Their vessels were discovered at about nine o’clock on Sunday night within the spawning and aggregation site in Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve area.

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