Corozal fisherman caught with undersized conch

Fifty year old Angelito Villamil, a fisherman of Sarteneja, was fined a total of $2,360 on Thursday by Magistrate Albert Hoare, after he pled guilty to the possession of 93 undersized conch.

Mr Villamil was fined $500 plus $20 for each conch, which put the total fine to $2,360.

Angelito Villamil has until November 30 to pay the fine. If he defaults on payment he will serve 5 months.

Mr Villamil was busted with the undersized conch on October 23, when Fishery Officer Shane Pech, who manages the marine reserve at Turneffe Atoll, found him fishing in the reserve and saw that he had the undersized conch.

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