Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Lay Charges Related to Salmon Poaching
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers have laid a number of charges related to illegal salmon poaching.
On July 31, 2017, while conducting surveillance at the mouth of the Colliers River, officers observed an individual land a large Atlantic salmon on the non-scheduled river. Shortly thereafter, the individual was observed returning to his vehicle with the fish in his possession. Upon further investigation, the individual has been charged with failing to release an accidentally foul hooked ...
Action on Illegal Fishing
While much of the fishing industry in this region has been fixated on LIFO and CETA as of late, on June 5 of this year, the PSMA was made legally binding around the world, with little mention or fanfare in this neck of the woods.
While everyone is familiar with the acronyms LIFO (Last In-First Out) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union), the PSMA (Port State Measures Agreement) is probably not on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
So what ...
Charges Laid in Two Related Salmon Poaching Incidents
As a result of a rather unusual set of incidents, two individuals are facing numerous charges for illegally netting Atlantic salmon and for improper use of an ATV in the Lumsden area in central Newfoundland.
While working on anonymous tips from the public, officers with the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division began investigating allegations of illegal netting activity on Windmill Bight Brook near Lumsden. In the early morning hours of July 7, officers from the Gander detachment stopped ...
Untagged Salmon Leads to $3,000 in Fines and Obstruction Charges for Gander Resident
George Leyte of Gander, NL was convicted in Gander Provincial Court on June 2, 2015 for breaching one count of the Fishery (General) Regulations and for obstructing a fishery guardian.
He is ordered to pay a total of $3,000, forfeited his rod and reel and received a two-year fishing prohibition.
Leyte was caught with untagged salmon, contrary to the regulations. After trying to prevent the fishery guardians from checking his fish box, he was charged with obstruction. There was a ...