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#1 spanner

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:59 PM

Here is one for @spring@.......

http://news.bbc.co.u...and/4486347.stm

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:05 PM

What a shock, and non of us had a clue this could happen.

Bet you any money they get fined less than the value of the illegal catch.

Am I getting cynical or what.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:45 PM

Bob, Ive been watching a few cases of late. All have resulted in fines and costs very similer in amount of money made from the illegal fish. Hopefully the same will happen here. But if these guy's are as rich as they sound they will have top barristers. We will just have to wait and see what money can buy.

There are more cases to follow. Those who think they are beyond the law should start looking over thier shoulders.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:02 PM

John Peter Duncan, the only Shetland Skipper thats not from Whalsay.

Shetland Times will be worth a read this week. Bob can you get the ST down your way, or do you need to order it in?

What I'd like to know is exactly what happens in the way of checks in Denmark. In Ullapool and Lerwick every vessel used to have to have its tanks dipped before they landed a thing.

If the Altaire has been expoliting a big loophole then others will have been for sure. Might explain why the North Sea Mackeral has never recovered.

Fatcats is a fair description in this case. Goes back to the ownership of the resource again, with almost all pelagic stocks being centralised by quotas into the hands of a very few . Its out and out greed because they already have a guaranteed licence to print money.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:05 PM

Looks like a straightforward enough case for the crown to recover the money as criminal assets, as thats something they have started to do in Scotland anyway. What would be interesting to know is if there is a way to remove his quota entitlement and licence.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:08 PM

Makeral fishing has been bad her for past 3 years, Is this in relation to this jaffa?

Like you say if one has done it so will many others.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:28 PM

Jaffa:
Shetland Times will be worth a read this week. Bob can you get the ST down your way, or do you need to order it in?

Could keep an eye here:

http://www.shetlandt...nline/index.asp

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:15 AM

They should loose their licence and quota a fine would be a joke, leaving them to forge returns again in the log book to pay the fine.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:16 AM

Tax man should also hit them for back tax!!
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:19 AM

This is a question I asked the other day but noone seems to know the answer Ken. Does the taxman send out bills on income made from illegal fish? Peoples council tax is probably also hit. Fish landings bring income for the local council, so if thier income is down your council tax could well be up as a result.