According to Italian Coast Guards, a Maltese fishing boat was caught red-handed illegally fishing on Friday morning.

Italian authorities confiscated more than 600Kg of fish and fined the boat’s captain €4,000 before allowing the fishermen to return to Malta.

The coast guard stated that suspicions were aroused after satellite monitoring indicated that a Maltese boat was illegally fishing off Pantelleria.

The coast guards then went to the location of the Maltese fishing boat where they caught the fisherman laying a fishing aggregating device.

Watch the moment that the fisherman were caught red handed in the video below.

Image – Corpo delle Capitanerie di Porto – Guardia Costiera