On 5th April  the GNR Coastal Control Unit, through the Coastal Control sub-stations of Setúbal and Fonte da Telha, seized 1,877 kilos of japonic clams in Palmela and Alcochete.

The action was carried out within the framework of a road inspection directed to the capture and illegal trade of clams, protection of the species and food security. The apprehension of the clams with the presumed value of 17 thousand euros, was due to the clams not having the minimum legal size to be marketed and for not being accompanied by the registration documents required by law.

Two individuals were identified and two cases of misconduct were prepared. The live clams were returned to their natural habitat.