Man Shows Mussels, Cleared Of Illegal Fishing

August 23, 2015

A man was cleared of illegal fishing on Friday [Aug 21] after revealing his catch of mussels to the Police, and a Fisheries Officer confirmed that no illegal fishing had taken place.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Friday 21st August 12:16pm, A member of the public calls BMOC to report his suspicion of an individual participating in illegal fishing at the bottom of Manor House Dock in Smiths.

“A Police land unit is dispatched to investigate, also the Department of Fisheries tasks one of their vessels to the scene.

“The Marine Police Vessel Rescue 2 also responds to the call but is stood down a short time later when the gentleman in question revealed his catch of mussels to the Police, and the Fisheries Officer confirms that no illegal fishing had taken place.”

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  1. I and I says:

    Suck on those mussels!

  2. old fart says:

    Anyone else misread the headline as “muscles”?

  3. Love Is It says:

    I always love it when a man shows me his mussels.

  4. Bermudabye says:

    Well, it is great to see the police responded to the report.
    Also, that a concerned citizen took the time to make the report.
    I hope the gentleman enjoyed his mussels.

  5. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    ..minding their other peoples business.instead of their own ………
    Busybody…….nosey…….public nuisances……clean up your own backyards…..leave the fishermen alone….!

  6. Self says:

    Busybodies with nothing better to do than make false reports. Out innocently fishing and the whole swat team shows up….murder a man in the street and nobody sees a thing.

  7. Keith says:

    People should be more inclined to report on Murders,Drugs and Stealing

  8. Triangle Drifter says:

    Better to report something suspicious & find that all is in order than to see something suspicious, say nothing then find that a crime really was committed which could have been caught in the act.

    Don’t be discouraged. As the slogan goes, “If you see something, say something.”

    • Joey-Bag-O'doughnuts says:

      Unless, of course you know that your neighbor is involved in some heavy duty crimes, then if you see something don’t say something. Priorities, priorities.

  9. swing voter says:

    lol reminds me of the time me n my bois and some long tails took our boats around to that ‘private’ beach in tuckers town’ anchored off and went for a swim up to the high tide mark…..swat team shows up to ensure that we were keeping the peace lol

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Ha! you are not alone.

      Coopers Island, late 80s, anchored for the night close to the beach after being there all afternoon the day before.

      Some guy dressed in a uniform & carrying a M16 comes shouting to us early in the morning saying something about being in a “Special Area”.

      Well yeah, it is a special area. Beautiful in that bay. We kept the guy with the gun happy & moved in a bit.

  10. Jr Smith says:

    tattle tale society, see something say something, instead of using common sense….

  11. Benu Bird says:

    As if one human could deplete an ocean’s worth of a fish species anyways. It is fishing boats that deplete much worse doi!

  12. Oh,I see now says:

    It is better that 10 guilty men go free than one innocent man go to court.

  13. ally oop says:

    This response can easily be equified…in other words…we can easily put a cost to this response…all people that took part in this response were paid to respond tuit…at high rates of pay…fuel was used insurance ,payroll tax,uniforms,shoes were utilised in walking to,(provided by)and people were paid to report it,file it,record it…. At the end of all of it it was easily ten thousand dollar response…not unlike an ambulance ride…it is an expensive undertaking.For effing what?….all it served to do was harrass and harang some citizen minding “his own business”…..poor time management…how many services needed to screw in an effing light blub?

  14. ally oop says:

    How dare you water my tax dollar….failure to spend wisely will result in revue of your expenditure and revue of funding by forensic accounting specialist….accountant general as constituents and tax payers request and require frugal spending with maintenance of essential services and non essential showing common sense….I don’t understand why people say common sense ….it is again proven to be quite uncommon……say it isn’t so….that’s all I ask…