Wednesday, March 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Lobster season is closed but authorities busted the owner of Popeye’s Resort in Caye Caulker, Belize District with lobster tails caught out of season on February 19.
The case was brought to court today before Magistrate Hettie Mae Stuart and 61 year old Belizean-American Godfrey Cooper Smith pleaded guilty to possession of lobster during closed season, which runs from February to June.
Smith paid a fine of $305 as well as an additional $20 for each of the seven tails he was found with by a fisheries officer at another of his properties, Godfrey’s Seaside Grill, for a total of $445.
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