Fisherman fined thousands of pounds for illegally harvesting Cornish clams

A group of fishermen have been fined thousands of pounds for using illegal electric currents to harvest tonnes of clams off the Cornish coast.

Enforcement officers had been tracking the organised group across multiple vessels since 2018, boarding boats to find crews repeatedly denying they were doing anything illegal -until eventually they all pleaded guilty in court.

Daniel Turner, from Kent, and his associates gathered large numbers of razor clams, selling them to Scottish shellfish merchants who supplied traders in China and Hong Kong. READ MORE

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