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 ...
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 ...
More Than $70,000 in Fines for Illegal Fishing Activity in Newfoundland and Labrador
In the second quarter of 2016 alone, more than $70,000 in fines were issued for fisheries violations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Some of the significant penalties included:
Roger Hammond of Catalina was fined $35,983 for fishing in the Funk Island Deep closed area. He must also report via Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) at 15-minute intervals for a period of two years.
John Stride of Conne River was fined $2,500 for jigging Atlantic salmon on the ...
Convictions Result from Illegal Fishing Incidents
There have been two recent convictions in Newfoundland and Labrador for incidents related to illegal salmon fishing.
At Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor on November 4, Eric Lloyd Stuckless and Carl England, both of Harry’s Harbour, were convicted of illegally netting Atlantic salmon in an incident that occurred on July 16, 2015. Both men received a $1,000 fine and are prohibited from being on or near Canadian fisheries waters for three years. Three Atlantic salmon and a net were ...