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Fisherman must pay £50,000 after being caught fishing illegally off Wales

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Mark Powell was spotted by Royal Navy patrol dredging for scallops in a special area of conservation in Cardigan Bay

A fisherman has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £50,000 after he was caught dredging for scallops in a conservation area protected because it is a precious habitat for marine animals including dolphins.

Mark Powell, the skipper of The Golden Fleece II, was spotted by a Royal Navy patrol dredging for scallops in a special area of conservation off the coast of Wales.

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