Jennifer Oake


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Illegal Fishing of Crab Pots Results in Fines and Forfeiture of Catch

Basil Diamond and Gary Hoffe, both of Change Islands, have been convicted on a total of three counts under Section 22(7) of the Fishery (General) Regulations. All three charges relate to a crab pot sharing scheme where Hoffe, after reaching his crab quota, left his pots in the water for Diamond to fish. Hoffe was convicted in Gander Provincial Court on April 21, 2015 on one count of the Fishery (General) Regulations, namely failing to remove his pots from the water after taking his quota, ...

Harsh Ice Conditions off NL’s Northeast Coast

Ice conditions off Newfoundland are getting worse this week — aided by strong northerly winds. The strengthening ice is creating problems for fishing vessels in the area, including the recognizable Midnight Shadow of Cold Water Cowboys fame. These photos, taken from a Coast Guard helicopter May 8, show the Midnight Shadow navigating heavy, ice-infested water. The Midnight Shadow is being assisted by the CCGS George R Pearkes.

Crab Fishery Opening Delayed in Crab Fishing Area 3C

Weather and ice conditions continue to play havoc with the fishing season in Atlantic Canada. DFO announced to harvesters Friday that the opening of the Crab Fishery in Crab Fishing Area 3C Cape St. John to Northhead (Green Bay) has been delayed and will now open at 06:00 hours on Wednesday May 13, 2015. Similar conditions have already caused delays in the crab and lobster fishery in other Atlantic Canada fishing areas.

Lobster Season Opening in Area 14B

DFO advises that the lobster fishery in a portion of Lobster Fishing Area 14B (Point Riche to Ferolle Point) will open Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 0600hrs. Traps may be set on May 12 and 13. No gear may be retrieved until Thursday, May 14. Please be advised that the large lobster prohibition has been removed for areas 13 and 14 and licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System.

Mariners Advised of Temporary Delays at Placentia Lift Bridge

The Department of Transportation and Works advises mariners of intermittent delays to navigation through the channel at the Placentia Gut between 8:00 a.m. and noon today (Friday, May 8) and Monday, May 11. The delays are necessary as part of the continuing construction of the new lift bridge across the Placentia Gut. The delays are anticipated to be up to two hours and will only affect marine traffic. The general public is advised that vehicle traffic on the existing bridge will not be ...

Salmon Netting Leads to Convictions and Significant Fines

An investigation by officers with the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division into the illegal netting of salmon in the Carmanville area has resulted in the conviction of two individuals for various offences. In late summer 2014, officers received complaints from the general public related to the netting of salmon in the Shoal Pond – Ragged Harbour River area of central Newfoundland.  After conducting surveillance, officers apprehended two males on September 5 who were found to be in ...

More Lobster Season Openings Around NL

DFO advises that the lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Area 14A (Cape St. Gregory to Point Riche) will open Saturday May 9, 2015 at 0600hrs. Traps may be set on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10. No gear may be retrieved until Monday May 11. DFO also advised lobster harvesters in LFA 3 Cape Bauld to Cape St. John (White Bay)and LFA 4A Cape St. John to North Head (Green Bay) that the fishery will open at 06:00 hours on Saturday May 30, 2015. Fish harvesters are reminded that they are ...

Stiff Fines for Salmon Poachers

Francis White of St. Georges has been convicted on two separate counts of violating the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations. Mr. White was convicted on April 15, 2015 in Stephenville Provincial Court for netting inland waters and for failing to comply with a previous court order banning him from being at or near inland waters for 1 year. He received a sentence of 20 days jailtime, a fine of $750 per count and was prohibited for five years from being on at or near inland waters. ...

Update LFA 24 Lobster Season Opening

The PEI Fishermen’s Association’s LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Committee held a conference call this morning with all harbour representatives to discuss weather/ice conditions and the opening date.  The Advisory Committee reached unanimous agreement to recommend an opening of Friday, May 8th, 2015 for the LFA 24 Lobster fishery on PEI.  Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) is considering this request.  Final confirmation from DFO is expected later today.  The PEIFA will update members ...

Lobster Fishery Opening

Lobster Fishery Opening Lobster Fishing Area 4B ( Notre Dame Bay) in NAFO Division 3K. DFO wishes to advise  lobster harvesters in Lobster Fishing Area 4B North Head to Cape Freels in Notre Dame Bay that the fishery will open at 06:00 hours on May 09, 2015. Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve their gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the announced opening date. Lobster Fishery Opening in Lobster Fishing Areas 3 ...