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250 kilos of sail meat seized off Mahahual

Mahahual, Q.R. — La Secretaría de Marina – Armada de México says they have seized approximately 250 kilos of pink snail meat in Mahahual after receiving a call of possible illegal fishing.

Navy members of the Eleventh Naval Zone report setting out to sea after receiving a call that three boats were seen illegally fishing in the Biosfera de Banco Chinchorro.

La Secretaría de Marina – Armada de México says that after reaching the area, they did find three boats participating in the illegal fishing of pink sails, which are currently out of season. When fishermen spotted naval authorities, they fled, leaving behind several sacks of pink snail meat.

The seven bags of meat, which amounted to approximately 250 kilos, were seized and made available to the Public Ministry of the Federation based in Chetumal for a legal investigation.