Austrie cautions fishermen against use of vessels for illegal activities

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Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Reginald Austrie has cautioned boat owners against use of their vessels for illegal activity.

In recent times, concerns have been raised over the alleged activities of fishermen who may be using their boats to transport people.

Speaking at a meeting with fisher folk from Stowe and Fond St Jean last week, Minister Austrie said the fishing industry is a legitimate business which should not be tarnished by illegal activities.

Austrie said the government is willing to provide assistance to fisher folk where needed however, they must not risk their livelihoods for short term results

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