Guardia Civil arrest van driver transporting 550kg of unregistered tuna

LAST UPDATED: 22 Oct, 2015 @ 19:27
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FISHY FIND: In the back of van
FISHY FIND: In the back of van

THE Guardia Civil has caught a van driver in Tarifa transporting 14 unregistered Bluefin tuna.

Officers first became suspicious when they noticed a large amount of water gushing from the back door of the van as it left the port.

When they stopped the vehicle, they discovered the fish inside, with the driver having no proper documentation showing where they had been caught.

There are strict quotas and regulations on Bluefin tuna fishing on the Costa de la Luz, to avoid overfishing.

The 550 kg of tuna was deposited with the Campo de Gibraltar food bank, while the driver faces a court hearing.

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