Cape Town abalone poaching attempt foiled

2016-03-25 21:33
(Tammy Petersen, News24)

(Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town's Law Enforcement Marine Unit on Friday successfully disrupted an abalone poaching attempt.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said the unit made the bust between Llandudno and Cosy Bay.

Smith said information fed to the unit indicated that an inflatable rubber boat in the area was likely to be engaging in the illegal harvesting of living marine resources.

"Officers hot-footed it to the area [but] the boat, probably warned by their lookout, fled the area leaving behind 53 shucked abalone, 162 whole state abalone and one West Coast rock lobster," he said.

The abandoned items were impounded by officers.

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