PMA seizes half a ton of illegal fish in the port of Manaus (AM)
The PMA seized this Sunday morning (25), half a ton of illegal fish already defaced in a vessel in the Port of Manaus. According to the police, the fish of the pirarucu species, which is closed in the state, came from Tefé (AM).
According to the 1st Integrated Police District (DIP), military police from the Environmental Policing Battalion received a complaint about illegal fish that would be on a vessel in the Port of Manaus, when they sent a team to the location.
The half ton of Pirarucu was presented at the 1st Integrated Police District (DIP) and then donated to Lar da Dona Val and also to Casa da Criança, two institutions that welcome and care for needy people in Manaus. The offender was booked in flagrante delicto according to police report 19.E.0014.0007905.
The Environmental Battalion advises that fishing in a period in which fishing is prohibited or in places prohibited by a competent body constitutes an environmental crime, subjecting its perpetrator(s) to the penalties provided for in criminal legislation.