Leninsky district court of Komsomolsk-on-Amur sentenced the organizer and the six members of the group who were engaged in illegal fishing of chum salmon. They were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. Satisfied the claim of the Prosecutor regarding the compensation of 2.7 million rubles.
Poachers found guilty of a crime under part 3 of article 256 of the criminal code (illegal harvesting of aquatic biological resources with the use of self-propelled transport floating means in the migration routes to spawning sites, causing especially large damage).
The court found that in 2016 a resident of Komsomolsk-on-Amur organized criminal group of six close friends. He also acquired the refrigeration equipment, boats and gear, arranged the workshop for fish processing.
As reported Fishnews in the press service of the regional Prosecutor’s office, in September-October 2016, the poachers killed more than 4.7 thousand copies of the autumn chum salmon. The damage exceeded $ 2.7 million.
The court sentenced the organizer to 3 years 4 months imprisonment, the other members sentenced to terms of 2 years and 8 months to 2 years and 10 months. To serve the sentence they are in a colony-settlement. State income confiscated the boat “Amur” with the motor. In addition, the defendants will be charged for the damage.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru