French master and owner fined –

French master and owner fined Published:  25 May, 2010

HMS Severn

THE master and owner of the French fishing vessel Allegro each pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates’ Court to using a net which exceeded the permitted twine thickness, and to failing to maintain an accurate log-book.

The vessel was detained by HMS Severn in sea area VIIh on 17 May 2010.

Both the master and owner were fined £500 for the logbook and £500 for the net offences. The owner also had to pay £5,292 in costs. They were also ordered to forfeit the offending cod-end.

All fines and costs have been paid, and the detention notice was lifted on 21 May 2010.