GNR Coastal Control Unit seizes 66 kilos of shellfish on Faro beach

GNR Coastal Control Unit seizes 66 kilos of shellfish on Faro beach


The GNR Olhão Coastal Control Sub-Detachment seized yesterday, Monday, 13, about 66 kilos of shellfish, with an estimated value of 600 euros, on the beach of Faro.

During the surveillance action aimed at preserving marine species, safeguarding the fauna and flora of coastal areas and controlling illegal bivalve capture, the military detected 11 men capturing bivalves without their license.

The offenders were identified and prepared the respective records of overordination for over-capture using utensils and capture without license, whose offenses are punishable with a fine of up to 50 thousand euros.

The seized bivalves were returned to their natural habitat.

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