Local May 2, 2018 | 3:17 pm

Dominican Navy nabs over two tons of lobster off Samana coast

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Navy on Wed. said it seized off the Samana coast over two tons of lobster, whose capture and fishing during the mating season is banned by law.

The lobsters were seized aboard the boat “Digna Rosa Primera,” intercepted by several Navy units 3.5 nautical miles south of Punta Balandra, Samaná.

Navy spokesman Augusto Lizardo said the boat’s 53 crewmembers, including its captain Ariel Hernández, will be charged in the next few hours.

Lizardo added that the contraband was seized as the result of Naval surveillance and control, to apprehend local and foreign poachers.

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