News Local Captain of boat fined for illegal fishing in Cyprus waters

Captain of boat fined for illegal fishing in Cyprus waters

The captain of a fishing boat from a third country has been fined €8,500 for fishing illegally in Cyprus’ waters and the boat’s fishing equipment and 1290 kilos of fishing catch worth €25,000 has been confiscated.

The case was handled by the Fisheries Department of the Agriculture Ministry in cooperation with the coastguard.

According to an official announcement on September 30, the radar had picked up a vessel 20 nautical miles south of Zygi. An operation was carried out by coastguard which found the boat fishing illegally.

The boat was accompanied to a port of the Republic where statements were taken. The captain was fined, the catch and equipment were confiscated.

“The operation which was crowned with success comes within the framework of continued checks by the Fisheries Department in line with the law and in cooperation with the coastguard with a view to safeguarding the fishing stocks within the waters of the Republic and protecting them from the illegal and anarchic fishing observed in the eastern Mediterranean,” the announcement added.

 

Top Stories

War fears in Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan clash with civilian casualties

  Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides...

Government requests almost 3 million for additional Covid testing and contact tracing

  The Health ministry is seeking 2.9 million euro in additional funds to cover Covid-19 testing and subsequent contact tracing, urgently needed as virus infections...

EU Health Commissioner Kyriakidou in self-isolation after contact with covid case

  The Cypriot EU Health Commissioner has been in home self-isolation since yesterday, following close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case. Stella Kyriakidou reported the story...

Macron says Belarus Lukashenko must go: paper

  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and quit power, French President Emmanuel Macron told le Journal du Dimanche. Belarus, a former...

Driver under the influence of cannabis in Paphos

  A twenty nine year old has been arrested in Paphos for driving under the influence of cannabis as well as a series of traffic...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...