Fisherman Receives $12,000 in Fines and Forfeitures for Turbot Infractions
Joey Leyte of Seldom has been convicted under Section 22(7) of the Fishery (General) Regulations for failing to accurately report the amount of gear fished, as well as exceeding his trip limit for Greenland halibut (turbot).
Leyte was convicted in Gander Provincial Court on May 4, 2015, for breaching two counts of the Fishery (General) Regulations.
He was fined $5,000 with two years to pay for failing to fully and accurately complete his fishing log on a daily basis. He was also fined ...
Lumpfish and Turbot Fishery Openings
DFO wishes to advise harvesters that the Lumpfish fishery will open at 0600 hours on June 3, 2015 in the followings Lumpfish fishing areas:
NAFO Division 3K
Cape Bauld to Granite Point
NAFO Division 3L
Bonavista Bay (North)
As well, DFO advises that the Greenland Halibut (turbot) fixed gear fishery in NAFO Division 4RST, in water depths 140 fathoms or greater, for vessels less than 65 feet based in NAFO Divisions 2J4R3Pn, will open at 0600 hours on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.