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October sentence for Scottish firm fishing without licence

Change of plea at Douglas Courthouse

A Scottish firm will be sentenced next month after its vessel was caught fishing in Manx waters without a licence.

The Star Fishing Company Limited, which is based in Oban, allowed its boat ‘Star of Jura’ to catch king scallops on 3 December.

The company had previously denied the offence but its advocate changed the plea to guilty during an appearance at Douglas Courthouse.

Sentencing is due to take place on 24 October.

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