A Bahamian fishing vessel with several skiffs makes its way into HMBS Coral Harbour after the crew and vessel were apprehended for fishing violations, fishery products on one of the vessels, a compressor on one of the vessels, and a skiff with a compressor.
THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force detained fishermen suspected of fisheries violations on Wednesday morning.
A total of 15 fishermen were apprehended by members of the force in the central Bahamas, according to a statement issue yesterday.
While on routine patrol, Defence Force patrol craft HMBS LL Smith under the command of Senior Lieutenant Alexis Brown boarded and searched two Bahamian registered fishing vessels named “Bluewater” and “Pot N Em” in the Ragged Island chain.
The crew, consisting of Bahamian nationals, were taken into custody after being found in possession of illegal fishing apparatus, namely diving compressors, along with fishery products.
The vessels and crew were brought into the capital on Thursday afternoon, and turned over to the authorities for further questioning.