FOUR skippers who admitted their part in a "black fish" racket at a fish processing plant in the north-east will be forced to pay out more than £1 million for their part in the illegal mackerel and herring scam.
FOUR skippers who admitted their part in a \"black fish\" racket at a fish processing plant in the north-east will be forced to pay out more than £1 million for their part in the illegal mackerel and herring scam.
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The quartet, all shareholders in the Fraserburgh-based Klondyke Fishing Company, breached European regulations to land tonnes of herring and mackerel between January 2002 and February 2005.
They were eventually trapped by Operation Trawler, which has already resulted in a string of successful prosecutions in Scotland with millions of pounds levied in fines and criminal earning confiscations.
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