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‘Poached’ abalone seized  – Bayside NewsBayside News



Seized abalone: Police and fisheries officers who seized catches of abalone from boats and cars were able to return most of the shellfish to the water unharmed. Pictures: Supplied

SEVEN men were arrested and 50kg of abalone seized in a joint operation by Mornington police and Fisheries officers last week.

Two men were nabbed as they beached their boat south of the town, 2.50pm, Tuesday 19 January, allegedly with 20kg of abalone aboard. Five others were intercepted at 8pm on the Mornington-Tyabb Road allegedly with 30kg of abalone inside their car. The day was a no-take day for the valuable shellfish.

Acting Sergeant Cam Fields said diving equipment and two cars used in the alleged poaching were also seized and that…

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