Numerous recreational fishing and shellfish violations identified on the coast between Agaete and Mogán

Numerous recreational fishing and shellfish violations identified on the coast between Agaete and Mogán


The staff of the Fisheries Inspection Service of the Government of the Canary Islands, on board the ship ‘Roque Antequera’, has identified numerous violations in fishing and shellfish activities recreational in the maritime area between Agaete and Mogán, in Gran Canaria.

According to the regional Executive, said location has occurred after increase the frequency and presence of maritime patrols to carry out surveillance and inspection operations.

The main objective of these actions is control possible poaching activities and prevent violations of regulations, mainly related to recreational fishing and shellfish harvesting from small sports boats.

During these interventions in an area of ​​great ecological value, various infractions have been observed, mainly related to captures that exceed the limits allowed by regulations, as well as the retention of species below the legally established minimum size.

Consequently, Service agents have confiscated the illegal fish and has drawn up minutes of the infractions committed.

In this regard, the general director of Fisheries, Armiche Ramos, has stressed the importance of respecting the regulations regarding the minimum sizes of species, prohibited species, catch limits, areas authorized for fishing, fishing methods. used and the closed periods in the different types of recreational fishing and shellfish harvesting.

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