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Confiscation orders for two Peterhead skippers over 'black fish'

Two fishermen who admitted landing undeclared fish in Peterhead have received confiscation orders totalling £177,000.

John MacLeod, 57, was told to hand over £150,000, with Michael MacLeod, 33, facing a £27,000 order at the High Court in Glasgow.

Sentence on the pair was deferred to 18 May at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Confiscation proceedings against two further vessel skippers, James Duthie, 54, and Ian Buchan, 55, were continued.

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