Foreign fishermen arrested for violation

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines apprehended a foreign fishing vessel with fishery products onboard on Friday afternoon while patrolling the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the force said.

While conducting a routine patrol approximately one and a half miles southeast of Warderick Wells Cay, marines assigned to the area along with the park warden spotted a 63-foot American registered pleasure craft, with six Americans onboard.

A further search of the boat resulted in the discovery of an undetermined amount of scale fish onboard. The men were cautioned and taken into custody.

The men and their catch were brought to the capital on Saturday morning.