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Men charged with fishing for sea eggs

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Two men have been charged for fishing for sea eggs during the close season.
They are Keith Martin Cecil Bynoe, 32, of Breedys Land, Silver Sand, Christ Church and Calvin Sargeant 63, of Silver Sand Christ Church.
Police are reporting that on Wednesday the Marine Police Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard were alerted that men were at sea off Silver Sands, Christ Church, breaking sea eggs. 
“On response, a close inspection of the vessel showed it had remains of sea egg prickles, which indicated that the vessel was use for the sea egg commodity.
“Further investigations with the assistance of a Marine Biologist from the Fisheries Department led to the arrest and charge” stated the release from police this morning.
The two men are charged with fishing for sea eggs during the close season and using a vessel to fish for sea eggs during the close season.
Both men appeared at Magistrates Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to the offences and were sentenced to 140 hours of community service. 
They are to return to Court on January 23, 2014. (CM/PR)

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