Lobster poachers arrested in CT

Six suspects were arrested after being caught with more than 950 rock lobsters.

FILE. Six suspects were arrested after being caught with more than 950 west coast rock lobsters. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Six suspected poachers have been arrested after they were caught with more than 950 west coast rock lobsters in their possession.

The arrests were made during a joint operation between the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain National Parks' marine unit at Witsand Beach this week.

The city's JP Smith says, "They noticed some suspicious activity around the beach, certain vessels offloading stuff and bags being loaded into a vehicle. They swooped on the suspects and determined that they had almost 1,000 rock lobsters, some were carrying eggs."