Sq. Fishing: He fished illegally and threatened the Inspector with a sniper rifle

He was reported to the police for assault and threatening to cause bodily harm with a weapon

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Inspectors of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (TATHE), the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment faced a new case of poaching using snorkels and light sources during the night on the night of Tuesday, November 9th.

Specifically and after information that had been received, TATHE Inspectors located in a sea area of ​​Paphos around 21:00 a person fishing with a snorkel. This method of fishing at night is prohibited, as it has devastating consequences for fish populations, as noted in a statement by the Department of Fisheries.

The offender, who had been employed by TATHE in previous similar cases, was not cooperative during the inspection, while at a specific moment he armed himself and offered the sniper rifle to the Inspector of TATHE, threatening him with causing bodily harm.

The incident was reported to the police for assault and threatening to cause bodily harm with a weapon, while Paravatis will also be reported by TATHE for illegal fishing.

"TATHE with the primary purpose of ensuring the safety and health of its employees, but also the work it carries out to combat illegal and illicit fishing will take all necessary legal actions in order to bring this kind of illegal and criminal behavior before it. justice and to be punished by example ", the announcement concludes.

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