An Antiguan fisherman, Jahlarnie Sylvester, was taken into police custody over the weekend in Barbuda and had both his catch and boat seized after another fisherman reported him for illegal fishing.
A source in the fisheries department says that the total catch seized tipped the scales at over 900 pounds although Sylvester has hotly disputed this claim.
In a video circulating on social media which has sparked outrage for several reasons, the fishermen clearly acknowledge that a considerable portion of the catch was comprised of ‘chub fish’ which is also known as parrot fish.
Onlookers were incensed because they took the view that the Antiguan was being harassed by police for fishing in Barbudan waters
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