The Olhão substation of the GNR Coastal Control Unit seized yesterday, Thursday, 29, about 1,600 kilograms of sardines, on suspicion of escape to the auction.
During a surveillance and surveillance action under the statutory regime of the first sale of fresh fish, the military seized 1,600 kilograms of sardines on suspicion that such fish had not been subjected to the first sale scheme (auctioning).
One company was identified for the infringement and is subject to a fine of up to 44,891 euros.
The fresh fish sale scheme stipulates that the first sale must be made by auction through the auction system.
The basis of this regime is based above all on the intention of maintaining and preserving a price regulating mechanism in this sector by concentrating supply and demand, ensuring compliance with catch quotas set for the sustainability of species and hygienic control of the species. fish.