Last commercial fisherman in town will fight fines after being found guilty of engine error

A FISHERMAN has been ordered to pay £1,750 after being found guilty of fishing with an overpowered boat. Brightlingsea skipper Terry Stimpson appeared before Basildon Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of breaching a Kent and Essex IFCA bylaw on engine power. “I am the last commercial boat left in Brightlingsea. It used to be a fishing port and in the 19th century there were about 350 fishing boats – I am now the last one.” Read the rest here 10:33

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