Monday, April 20th, 2015, Aaron Humes Reporting: Fisherman from Sarteneja in the Corozal District 48 year old Sansermo Torres has run afoul again of the law on possession of undersized conch, and it will cost him.
He will find out how much when he is sentenced on Friday, April 24, before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith. Torres pleaded guilty to possession of 95 undersized conch. The law says that conch must be over 3 ounces in weight to be sold.
A fisheries officer visited National Fishermen Producers Cooperative Society on Angel Lane in Belize City on April 1 and inspected Torres’ catch, whereupon he found the undersized conch. Torres has four previous convictions for the same offence.
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