38-year-old Leroy Ruiz was slapped with a hefty fine by a Belize City Magistrate yesterday. Ruiz along with 26-year-old Denielle Solis, and 28-year-old Wilbert Rivas was busted over the weekend out at sea with fillet fish without skin patch prohibited fish- which are 12 angelfish, 12 triggerfish, and 76 parrot fish. Ruiz pled guilty to the offences and told the court that he was desperate to pay his children’s school fees. The judge slapped him with a fine of $153,525. The charges on the other men were dropped. Ruiz has until the end of the year to pay or face 9 months in prison.