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Federal inspectors seize over 1,100 kilos of illegal seafood from Isla Mujeres restaurant

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — More than 1,100 kilos of illegally captured seafood has been seized from an Isla Mujeres restaurant. During an inspection Thursday, authorities seized a total of 1,160 kilos of seafood they found in the restaurant freezer.

The seizure was made by inspectors from the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (Conapesca). The seafood is alleged to have come from a supplier in Cancun.

Inspectors from the Comisión Nacional de Acuacultura y Pesca (Conapesca) found approximately 550 kilograms of shrimp, 200 kilograms of basa fillet, 80 kilograms of whole snapper, 180 kilograms of crab and 150 kilograms of dogfish shark.

Federal inspectors made the inspection Thursday. Photo: April 4, 2024.

In a statement issued by the Mexican Navy Secretariat, they reported locating the illegal products during a joint federal inspection between Conapesca and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

More than 1,100 kilos of illegal seafood was seized from the freezer of the Isla Mujeres restaurant.
Photo: April 4, 2024.

According to the Secretariat, the seafood was seized and made available to the corresponding authorities. The statement did not say if the finding was due to a tip or a routine inspection.

Last week, Cozumel authorities towed a car and seized its contents after finding 37 kilos of illegally caught white snail. Cozumel police stopped the car for an inspection after being tipped off by an anonymous report.