No fishing! Two boat crews violated rules

Pacific fishermen are continually violating a moratorium imposed for environmental reasons on the Gulf of Nicoya. The law says that commercial fishing for certain food fish is prohibited from July 1 to Sept. 30.

The Fuerza Pública and the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas rounded up two more boat crews this week for violating the moratorium. That was in the vicinity of Isla Bejuco.

Between them the crews had 568 kilos of corvina that police said was valued at more than $3,000 at the supermarket.

The government makes subsidy payments to those in the fishing business who are handicapped by the ban.

The Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura is the agency that sets the period for the moratorium based on the seasonal activities of the fish.fishing082015

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