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Davie Tait
17th July 2012, 15:40
http://www.fishnewseu.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8597:fines-for-dab-discrepancies&catid=44:uk&Itemid=55

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:45

THE masters and owner of the Anglo-Dutch vessel Angsar (E104) were sentenced by North Tyneside Magistratesí Court for failing to maintain an accurate logbook on July 16.

In May and June 2011, it was found the masters of the vessel, Jan de Boer and Klass de Boer, had logged different live weights for plaice and dab to the actual weight landed as determined through sales notes and landing declarations. These discrepancies were identified through the UK Cross Checking System.

Although the fish were landed abroad, enforcement action was taken by the UKís Marine Management Organisationís North Shields office as the administration port for the vessel.

Both masters and a representative of the company, who were all members of the De Boer family, attended court and pleaded guilty to all charges. The Bench reduced their fines due to their early pleas.

The owner, Buchan E104 Limited, was fined £2,640 and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and a third of the legal and investigation costs, which were awarded in full (total of £1,525.20).

Jan de Boer was fined £666, ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and a third of the legal and investigation costs. Klass de Boer was fined £333, ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and a third of the legal and investigation costs.

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