A captain of a Tunisian ship was reportedly arrested for fishing illegally in Maltese territorial waters on August 15.
ccording to local media, relevant authorities examined a fishing vessel from Tunisia that had docked at Xatt il-Barrieri. Increasing allegations stating that the vessel was illegally fishing in the territorial waters of Malta led to the inspection.
The vessel was taken to the Marsa Landing Facility, where the Environmental Protection Unit (EPU) of the Police discovered that it did not have the necessary licenses to fish in Malta’s territorial waters.
The Tunisian captain was reportedly arrested, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture seized about 500kg of fish and fishing equipment. Over the next few days, the man will appear in court on charges related to this case.