Arrest: Illegal sales of Abalone and Rock Lobster

On Friday, 2 August 2019, the public contacted Marine Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) to inform us of an individual that was selling crayfish tails and abalone out of a vehicle on the side of the road in Ruyterwacht Western Cape.

One of the MAPU volunteers and the City of Cape Town Marine Unit, attended to the complaint.

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On arrival the person was questioned and upon further investigation it was confirmed that the person was indeed selling crayfish tails and abalone out of a vehicle.

With the overwhelming evidence, the person was arrested by the City of Cape Town Marine Unit and taken to the local police station.

We want to use the opportunity to thank the community for reporting the incident and the City of Cape Town Marine Unit for assisting MAPU with marine conservation.

Our fight to preserve and protect our marine life is a daily battle and your support will lighten the load.

If you want to be a volunteer for MAPU or get involved in any way, please send your information to info@mapu.org.za and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  You can also visit our website www.mapu.org.za for further information about our organisation.

Volunteering includes communication through tip offs, observing and/or forming part of our response team.