Heysham anglers end up with fines after flouting fishing byelaw

Several men have appeared in court for flouting legislation imposed by the North West Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority to protect stocks of sea fish in the county.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:45 pm

The men were caught fishing in the Heysham Bass Nursery Area, an area of sea close to the power station, which is protected by marine legislation.

It was imposed in 2013 to protect young fish in the Bass Nursery Area, and to promote a greater adult population of bass, increasing supply of sized bass outside the area for both commercial and recreational fisheries.

Logan Feasey, 22, of Wiseman Close, Morecambe, was ordered to pay £500 costs a £120 fine and £34 surcharge after being caught fishing in May.

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Fish in an area near Heysham Power Station are protected

Jordan Liam Millar, 20, of Vicars Fields, Kendal, was fined £500 with £500 costs and a £50 surcharge for two similar offences.

Declan Westby, 23, of Delamere Avenue, Heysham, must pay a £400 fine, £40 surcharge and £500 costs.

Jamie Thornborough, of Sparrowmire Lane, Kendal, was found guilty in his absence of two offences and must pay a £1,320 fine, £132 surcharge and £500 costs.

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