Republic V Bacar (CO 102/2015) [2016] SCSC 48 (02 February 2016);

   

    

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side:  

CO  102/2015

 

[2016] SCSC 48

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

versus

 

SOIMIDINE MOHAMED BACAR

 

Accused


 

 

Heard:                         

Counsel:                      Mrs Lansinglu Romei for the Republic

 

                                    Mr Clifford Andre for the Accused

 

Delivered:                    2nd February 2016


SENTENCE


Dodin, J

 

[1]           For the offence of fishing without a fishing license as charged, I sentence you to a fine as the                               law requires that a fine be imposed for the offence.

[2]           I further order that the vessel in which you were fishing and all fishing gear be forfeited to the                            Republic of Seychelles pursuant to Section 70(a) of the Fisheries Act.

[3]          I further also order that any fish found on the vessel be forfeited to the Republic as per Section 70(b)                  of the Fisheries Act.

[4]           In view of the Convicts having no means to pay the fine, I hereby order that the fine to be levied                         from the sale or disposal of the vessel, gears or the fish found on the vessel with the remainder going                 to the Republic per the order above.

[5]           I further recommend that the Convict be repatriated to his country of origin or residency as a                               prohibited immigrant as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on  2nd February 2016

 

 

G. Dodin 

Judge of the Supreme Court