Police have arrested and charged 61-year-old Stephen Hurley of Boscobelle, St Peter with the offence of possession of sea eggs during the close season.
This follows a joint operation involving members of the Police Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard on Wednesday. They were responding to a report of suspicious activity in the area of Cove Bay, St Lucy. Several men were reportedly seen but only one man was held as the others escaped. A total of 220 sea eggs were seized.
Hurley was due to appear in the District E/Holetown Magistrates Court today.