MEN CHARGED WITH SEA EGG CLOSED SEASON OFFENCES
Police have arrested and formally charged separately the below-mentioned persons, each with the offence of Possession of Sea Eggs during the Closed Season.
1. Eric Roger Mayers 47 years of Four Roads, St. Philip.
On Monday 10th day of August 2015, about 11:15 am members of the Marine Unit conducted a Land patrol along with members of the Barbados Coast Guard when Eric Mayers was encountered. He was found with a white bucket containing sea egg rows. The shells were already broken out.
Eric Mayers received additional charges of:
(1) Fishing for Sea Eggs during Closed Season; and
(2) Possession of sea eggs during closed season.
On 18th day of March 2015, while at Cove Bay, St. Lucy, Mayers was seen by Police in the water breaking out sea eggs. Police approached him when he came ashore; he ran back into the sea and swam away into the sea, making good his escape. He left his illegal catch behind.
2. Clement Anthony Standard 61 years of Martin’s Bay, St. John. On Monday 10th day of August 2015, about 11:25 am members of the Marine Unit conducted a land patrol along with members of the Barbados Coast Guard when Clement Standard was seen and held with twelve (12) live sea eggs with in his possession.
On Tuesday 12th August 2015, accused Clement Standard appeared at the District “C” Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to the offence. He was placed on a year’s bond.
On Friday 14th August 2015 accused Eric Mayers appeared at the District “C” Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to the offence committed on the 10 August. He was sentenced to four (4) months in prison.
On Wednesday 13th August 2015, Eric Mayers appeared at the Oistins Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to the offences committed on 2015-03-18. He was fined $5000.00 forthwith or nine (9) months in prison. The fine was not paid. (This is to run consecutive to the four months he received on Friday 14th August 2015)
- David Welch – ASP (Ag);
Public Relations Officer