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Call for stiffer penalities for lobster possession in closed season
A call is being made, this evening, for stiffer penalties to be levied against fishermen who are found in possession of lobsters outside of the closed season.
The call comes from Sergeant Everton Reynolds of the St. Catherine Marine Police
Sergeant Reynolds told our our News Centre that the fines being currently charged by the court do not serve as a deterrent.
“The fine when I look at it - it’s not serving as a deterrent at all, so these people, every year they break the law anyway and I wish that the Minister of Agriculture would look into this” he said.
On Friday, a St. Catherine fisherman was fined one thousand dollars or ten days in prison, after being found in possession 250 pounds of lobster during the closed season.