The owner of a Kinsale restaurant has been fined after Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) found illegally caught wild salmon in a freezer.
Thye 'Irish Examiner' reports that officers from the IFI carried out a number of inspections last summer on restaurants in Kinsale with a view to checking on whether illegally caught fish were present.
Bandon District Court heard that, on July 25, inspectors visited the Food U restaurant operated by Una Crosbie in the Co Cork town, and checked two freezers. In one, six individually wrapped salmon were found.
Solicitor for the IFI, Vincent Coakley, said it was “clear on visual inspection that they had been netted”, as the fish had marks on their scales.