Almost two tons of cockles seized in Faro
Almost two tons of cockles were seized in Faro, according to Sul Informação.
GNR police confiscated the shellfish from Faro’s commercial docks yesterday for having been caught outside the legally stimulated daily time window.
Two men, aged 44 and 50, were formally identified and handed fines which could reach 50 thousand euros for lack of fishing license and 25 thousand euros for capture outside the allowed period. The cockles were returned to their natural habitat.