Skipper cleared as catch case ‘dead in water’
A TOP north-east skipper who was wrongly accused of breaching strict fishing laws scored a landmark court victory yesterday.
David Stephen, from Peterhead, faced allegations that he had significantly underestimated the size of his haul when entering details into a logbook.
The 60-year-old calculated he had brought home about 780 tonnes of mackerel, when there was more than 900 tonnes in his boat’s hold.
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