SBI has uncovered an enormous scheme of unlawful fishing of sturgeon and starry sturgeon within the Odessa area.

The State Bureau of Investigation continues its systematic work to fight crimes within the discipline of ecology, which not solely hurt the setting, but additionally value the state price range of Ukraine thousands and thousands of {dollars}. One other scheme to revenue from the state’s water sources was uncovered within the Odessa area.

SBI busted two staff of the State Fisheries Company who contributed to unlawful fishing within the waters of the Danube River in Odessa.

The officers demanded that entrepreneurs engaged in fishing pay month-to-month “tributes” for the uninterrupted exercise. They “allowed” fishermen to catch fish over time, together with species listed within the Pink Guide of Ukraine.

Specifically, for catching uncommon sturgeon and starling sturgeon, “courses” obtained charges from fishermen within the quantity of fifty% of the price of catching.

Based on the investigation, just one entrepreneur paid “sellers” about half 1,000,000 hryvnia for a 12 months of poaching on 6 boats. On the similar time, 20 entrepreneurs with greater than 600 boats are allowed to fish within the waters of the Danube.

On September 26, 2022, SBI staff detained one of many individuals within the scheme, receiving their share of the bribe.

The sanction of the article gives for punishment within the type of imprisonment of as much as 10 years with confiscation of property.

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