The Royal Police of Gibraltar has notified the fisherman Jonathan Sánchez that he will have to appear in court on December 1 for pending matters on the Rock related to complaints filed this summer for fishing in the waters of the Strait.
Last Friday, in the early hours, a Gibraltar patrol boat boarded the fishing vessel 'Mi Daniela' to hand-deliver the court notification for several charges related to the use of nets for capturing "wild animals," obstruction of a public official, and the fishing of an endangered species.
Jonathan Sánchez, a fisherman from La Línea, shared this with Europa Press. He feels "helpless on the part of the Spanish government" and believes that this state administration "should provide me with protection." In this regard, he has requested legal assistance since Gibraltar "only accepts English lawyers," which could entail additional costs for this fisherman who has been denouncing the "harassment" by the authorities of the Rock for months.