Illegal Shellfish Collectors Caught

confiscated musselsThe Maritime Branch of the Guardia Civil caught two men illegally collecting mussels off the rocks on the Peñon de San Cristóbal in Almuñécar.

The police confiscated their ‘haul’ of five kilos and threw them back into their natural habitat with the two men as witnesses.

The Guardia Civil launch had been out on patrol when they saw the two men on the rocks, so they came in close and saw what they were doing.

Upon establishing that neither of them had a valid licence for this activity they informed them that they were being reported to the Board of Agriculture, Fishing and the Environment, belonging to the Junta de Andalucía.

The police would like to point out that such ‘catches’ could be prejudicial to health as they do not go through any sort of health controls.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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