Sealord ordered to forfeit $24 million vessel

The company was also ordered to pay a $24,000 fine in Nelson District Court for trawling in a Benthic Protected Area.  Sealord vessel master Bolen Terric Goomes was fined $7500 and first mate Thomas Adrian Pope was fined $5000, MPI reports. They were convicted on one representative charge each, relating to five trawls for the company, three trawls for the skipper and two trawls for the first mate. In addition to the vessel Ocean Dawn being forfeit, the proceeds from the sale of the entire catch taken in the five offending trawls is also forfeit which amounts to $1,12294.13. >click to read< 08:05

One Response to Sealord ordered to forfeit $24 million vessel

  1. David Thomson says:

    About time these matters are taken seriously for our future generations and resources.

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