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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018. 10:31 am CST.

Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018. 10:01 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, Sojo Catzim, a fisherman from Ranchito village, Corozal was fined for catching undersized conch.

Catzim was busted with 65 processed conch at the Turneffe reef atoll on March 11.

When Catzim appeared in court yesterday, he informed the judge that he is sick and fished for conch because he is unable to work.

Catzim was fined $250 plus $5 court cost of court for the offense. He was also fined $20 per conch, which amounted to $1,300.

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