Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alleged poaching at Hout Bay on the increase

Oscar Thomas
10 April 2014

Cape Town Police have raised concern about the alleged increase in poaching at the sea in Hout Bay.

This after police noticed a small blue-grey vessel which allegedly had poachers in and as soon as they noticed police they fled off. Police Spokesperson FC van Wyk said they confiscated a bag filled with abalone and crayfish.

FC van Wyk said later spotted a small grey in colour vessel in the water when the poachers of the vessel noticed the police they fled off in the direction of kommetjie they turned into a bay and ran onto the rocks where the poachers jumped off and fled into the bushes.

Van Wyk said members ceased a bag containing abalone and crayfish and two concrete diving sets on board the vessel, the vessel a rubberduck was confiscated and taken to Cape Town Harbour for further investigation. They counted 50 units of abalone and 7 crayfish in the bag and were later booked in at Table Bay Harbour Police Station.

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