Scottish fishing who lied about the size of catches from their Shetland trawlers have been ordered to hand over Almost £3million in confiscation orders.
A Scottish High Court Judge made 17 orders at the High Court in Edinburgh Scotland today December 16, over so-called Black Fish.
The decision is set to allow the skippers to be fined next month.
Fish processing company Shetland Catch, which has admitted helping skippers to give false information, has still to settle the question of confiscation.
The company has been taken over since it as caught helping to land black fish in the North East Port between February 2003 and March 2005.
It agreed to hand over £165,000 of illegal profits and is facing sentence next month.
The 17 skippers in Court today Friday December 16 were ordered to pay the following sums.:
Skipper Laurance Irvine 66, of Walsay,£210,700, Skipper Gary Williamson 52, of Walsay, £118,500, William Williamson 64. of Walsay, £213,200, Skipper George Henry of Bixta, £51,300, Skipper John Stewart 56.of Lerwick, £41,,300, Skipper Colin Leask, of Walsay, £12.00. Skipper David Hutchison,66, of Symbister, £140,900, Skipper Robert Polson of 48, of Lerwick, £371,300, Skipper Thomas Eunson, 56, of Symbister, £140,500, Skipper Allen Anderson 55. of Symbister, £2.000, John Irvine of Symbister, £236,000, Skipper Allister Irvine 63, of Symbister £120, 600. Skipper Victor Buschini 51, of Poulton-le-Flyde, England £341,000, Skipper Hamish Slater 52, of Fraserburgh, £425,900. Skipper George Anderson 55, of Symbister £40,700, Skipper Alexander Masson of Fraserburgh, £283,000 and Skipper Alexander Wiseman of Banff £196,000.