Number of Serious N.L. Fish-Related Offences Significantly Increase in 2016
While the overall number of Newfoundland and Labrador fish-related violations in 2016 was comparable to 2015, there was a significant increase in the more serious offences.
Particularly concerning for the province’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division (FWED) is the dramatic increase in the types of offences which have the most detrimental impact on salmon populations. This summer, one file alone saw the seizure of 54 Atlantic salmon from an illegal net in Traverse Brook.
Compared to ...