Scuba divers caught out illegally netting octopuses on Roquetas de Mar beach in Spain’s Costa Almeria

NOT ALLOWED: The divers caught 25 octopus in violation of fishing laws CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

A COUPLE of scuba divers are in trouble after the Guardia Civil caught them illegally netting octopuses on Roquetas de Mar’s Las Salinas beach.
Guardia officers had spotted the two divers out in the water. They watched them come out the sea and take off their wetsuits, then go back in and bring out two large baskets full of recently caught octopus and load them into a vehicle.
The officers proceeded to identify the divers and inspect the catch.
It turned out they had in violation of fishing laws captured 25 octopus, five of them immature, and adding up to 30 kilos in total.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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