THE net closed in on a poacher caught underwater fishing off a beach near Costa del Sol’s Marbella, blatantly breaching State of Alarm restrictions.
Guardia Civil received a call from a member of the public reporting a man underwater recreational fishing off a beach in San Pedro de Alcantara.
On arrival, officers spotted the man diving before leaving the water carrying a net with 15 kilos of captured cuttlefish.
He was questioned and reported for not complying with State of Alarm movements restrictions.
According to a Guardia Civil statement, the diver has several previous administrative complaints against him for poaching and was also denounced for not having a licence to carry out underwater fishing and for not complying with the “obligation to indicate his position at sea by means of a buoy”.
The complaints have sent to the Territorial Delegation of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Delegation of the Junta de Andalucia, as well as to the Maritime Captaincy in Malaga.