The Fisheries Department dealt with 18 cases of illegal fishing at sea and at dams from May 13 to 17, it said in an announcement on Tuesday.
It said during a patrol in the Paphos district on May 13, three were booked for fishing in the Peyia sea caves area where fishing is prohibited.
On May 15, a person was booked for speargun fishing with use of light and without a permit, after sunset in Dasoudi, Limassol. He also destroyed material that could have been used as evidence against him,the Fisheries Department said.
Over the weekend of May 16-17, nine people were reported for fishing in the protected sea area at Ayia Napa,
And a sea patrol after 17 checks booked two, one for fishing with a boat during a prohibited period and the other for speargun fishing without a permit.
Also over the weekend, patrols at dams in Limassol led to three people being booked for fishing without a licence.
In all cases except that in Dasoudi which will go to court, the others were issued fines and their fishing equipment was seized.