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Fall Fisheries Convictions in Newfoundland and Labrador

Between October to December 2016, 31 individuals were convicted under the Fisheries Act following investigations by Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishery officers. Fines totaling more than $23,000 were issued. In the inland recreational salmon fishery, individual fines up to $1,000 were issued for offences such as illegally landing salmon for another license holder, failure to affix tags to salmon, improper tagging of salmon and failure to release foul-hooked salmon. Other penalties ...

On the Waterfront — November 2016

Lobster Boat Goes Down Off New Brunswick The Summerside-based Canadian Coast Guard vessel, Cap Nord, was dispatched on the evening of October 4 after a New Brunswick fishing vessel reported it was taking on water. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre reported that all four crew members onboard the Julie and Jolene were able to get safely aboard the fishing vessel Black Pearl that was in the area at the time. No one was injured and the four crewmembers were taken ...

Canada Needs to Implement, Not Invent Fisheries Policy

Birthday wishes are in order. The Magnuson-Stevens Act celebrated its 40th year of existence last month. The what Act you might be asking? Enacted on April 13, 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law governing fishing in the United States, setting up a system that brought together fishermen, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), coastal states and other stakeholders in working together on America’s fisheries. It ...

More Fisheries-related Convictions Handed Out

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region announced April 23 that two Yarmouth County men, arrested in 2012 for possessing 6,222 illegal-sized lobsters, were convicted last week and fined a total of $62,500 under the Fisheries Act. A surveillance operation conducted by local Fishery Officers in Comeau’s Hill on April 27, 2012 uncovered 24 cages of lobsters onboard fishing vessel Melanie Lynn II. Appearing before the Yarmouth court on April 17, 2015, Earl Patrick Boudreau pleaded ...