Lough Neagh fisherman fined

Date published: 10 June 2019

At Dungannon Magistrates' Court today, Charles Sheeky (60) of Killycolpy Road, Stewartstown, Dungannon, Co Tyrone was fined £300 after pleading guilty to two breaches of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966.

On 14 February 2019, Fisheries Protection Officers from DAERA Inland Fisheries were carrying out a boat patrol on Lough Neagh when they detected Charles Sheeky fishing with more nets than he was licensed for.

Mr Sheeky was given 20 weeks to pay the £315 (including £15 costs). A disposal order was also granted for the disposal of the unlicensed nets.

The outcome in this case demonstrates the commitment of DAERA Inland Fisheries enforcement staff in pursuing those whose actions have a detrimental impact on fish stocks.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Charles Sheeky pleaded guilty on 10 June 2019 to two breaches of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 and given a £300 fine. In addition, he was ordered to pay £15 costs.
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