Hunting and trapping cases dealt with by Gozo law court
A number of hunting and trapping cases appeared before the Gozitan courts, and two have been decided.
62-year-old Emmanuel Camilleri from Għajnsielem was fined €3,000 and had his hunting licence suspended for two years after he admitted to trapping protected birds on the limits of Kerċem on 29 March this year.
He admitted to using non-regulation traps while also trapping without the proper licence.
Magistrate Joe Mifsud agreed that the fine be paid in monthly instalments of €100, and if these payments are not made, then an effective prison sentence will be handed down.
In a separate case, 28-year-old Sunny Camilleri from Żebbuġ, Gozo was ordered to pay €1,000, his hunting firearm confiscated and his hunting licence suspended for two years after he admitted to hunting in the closed season on 16 April, in the limits of Kerċem.
Cassar was brought before the courts by the police, along with 22year-old Alexander Debrincat from Għarb and 29-year-old Derek Francis Xuereb from Żebbuġ, Gozo, but these two were freed due to lack of evidence.
Magistrate Joe Mifsud praised BirdLife Malta and the FKNK for their commitment to ensure that hunting is practised within the limits of the law, and that no illegalities occur.