Banned Poacher Sentenced

Date: 14/12/2009

A 56 year old beneficiary from Kaitaia in New Zealand’s Northland was caught fishing while under a court order banning him from fishing. He was sentenced to two months’ community detention, placed under a seven-day-a-week curfew and his borrowed boat, trailer, outboard motor and fishing gear were forfeited to the Crown. He was originally convicted of illegally taking large numbers of flounder and selling them. Members of the public who see illegal or suspicious activity on or near our beaches are encouraged to phone 0800 4 POACHER, 0800 476224.

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