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SEA busts illegal fishers

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Three Honduran Nationals were detained on April 2 for illegally fishing in Belize’s water. They are Mario Ricardo Banega, Jesus Alvarez and Jolbin Roberto Cabrera Flores. The trio was caught by rangers of the Southern Environmental Association (SEA) and members of the Belize Coast Guard during a joint patrol at the Spawning Aggregations Zone at the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. Their boat, “Bendiciones’ was seized and in it several fin fish species were found. The men are facing charges of fishing without a special license, commercial fishing without a valid fisherman’s license and using a vessel for commercial fishing without a valid boat license. It is it not yet known if they will face immigration charges but SEA hopes they do since they were illegally in Belizean waters.

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