Fishers Arrested for Out of Season Lobster

52 year old Lucito Armando Sosa  and 42 year old Elizardo Tut, both of Independence Village, Stann Creek District were both arrested for the possession of lobster tails out of season. On Tuesday June 14, 2016 the Conservation Compliance Unit – Punta Gorda branch of the Belize Fisheries Department arrested two after they were tipped off., A team from Fisheries searched the Coco Solo Caye, located directly East of Punta Negra Village on the southern barrier reef. After a thorough search of the island, the Fisheries personnel found a white ice cooler buried in the sand with 204 out of season spiny lobster tail. Sosa and Tut were arrested and summoned to appear at the Punta Gorda Magistrate Court on June 22, 2016. The open season for lobster in Belize is June 15 to February 15. vlcsnap-2016-06-16-10h24m03s471 vlcsnap-2016-06-16-10h23m58s502 vlcsnap-2016-06-16-10h24m11s591

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