Youth Arrested for Illegal Lobster Fishing in Natal, Brazil

Posted on March 12, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Enviromental Issues, TRAVEL

On March 11, 2013, G1 reported that authorities from a prominent Brazilian wildlife resources agency have seized some 150 kilograms of lobsters from a teenage boy in Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte.  The boy and his mother are now required to face charges of environmental crimes.  Lobster fishing on the Brazilian coast, according to the report, is contentious because many people participate in the activity, but lobster fishing must go through the proper avenues to be deemed legal.  Tourists are requested not to purchase lobster from street vendors, nor purchase lobster that has already been cut into fillets.  Those who do not respect the law could face fines ranging from R$700 to R$100,000.  Read Article

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