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Inland Fish Enforcement Program – Department of Justice


The Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement (IFEP), Department of Justice now has a toll free Report Poachers number.

REPORT POACHERS AT 1-877-820-0999

http://www.stoppoaching.ca

 

2006 Convictions

 

On September 19, 2006 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Christopher Chin of Corner Brook, NL was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged and exceeding daily bag limit. He received a total fine of $600.00 and prohibited from holding a recreational inland fishery licence for one year. All items seized were forfeited to the Crown including an Atlantic salmon, rod & reel and back pack. Mr. Chin was apprehended by an IFEP officer on August 3, 2006 near the Upper Humber River, NL.


On September 20, 2006 at Provincial Court in Port aux Basques, NL, James Graham of Pictou County, Nova Scotia was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged. He received a $500.00 fine and the seized salmon was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Graham was apprehended by IFEP officers near Port aux Basques, NL on July 23, 2006.


On September 20, 2006 at Provincial Court in Port aux Basques, NL, Robert Kettle of Searston, NL was convicted of possessing Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged and exceeding the daily bag limit. He received a total fine of $6,000.00, $2,000.00 on count 1 and $4,000.00 on count 2. He also received a 10 year prohibition. Four (4) Atlantic salmon, one fly rod & reel, pack sack and other items were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Kettle was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 8, 2006 near North Branch River, NL.


On September 20, 2006 at Provincial Court in Port aux Basques, NL, William Cleary of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was convicted of angling for salmon without a guide. He received a $300.00 fine and all items seized were forfeited to the Crown including a fly rod & reel. Mr. Cleary was apprehended by IFEP officers on June 18, 2006 near North Branch River, NL.


On September 20, 2006 at Provincial Court in Port aux Basques, NL, Joseph Joyce of Pictou, Nova Scotia was convicted of angling for salmon without a guide. He received a $300.00 fine and all items seized were forfeited to the Crown including a fly rod & reel. Mr. Joyce was apprehended by IFEP officers on June 18, 2006 near North Branch River, NL.


On September 20, 2006 at Provincial Court in Port aux Basques, NL, Tyrone Keeping of Burnt Islands, NL was convicted of possessing untagged salmon and possessing fish taken in contravention. He received a $1,300.00 fine and was prohibited from inland waters for a period of 3 years. A 9lb salmon was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Keeping was apprehended by IFEP officers on June 8, 2006 near Burnt Islands, NL.


On September 26, 2006 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Brian Gaudon of Port au Port, NL was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged. He received a $400.00 fine. All items seized were forfeited to the Crown including a salmon, rod & reel, salmon licence, etc. Mr. Gaudon was apprehended by IFEP officers on June 23, 2006 near Southwest Brook, NL.


On October 2, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Cyril Bennett of Beachside, NL was convicted of failing to comply with licence conditions. He received a total fine of $425.00. Mr. Bennett was apprehended on June 15, 2006 near Fox Neck Cove by IFEP officers with assistance from DFO.


On October 12, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Freeman Bath of La Scie, NL was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $2,650.00. Mr. Bath was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL. This conviction resulted from Operation Scaly.


On October 12, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Wayne Andrews of La Scie, NL was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $3,650.00. Mr. Andrews was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL. This conviction resulted from Operation Scaly.


On October 12, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Raymond Matthews of Brents Cove, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $3,700.00. Mr. Matthews was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL. This conviction resulted from Operation Scaly.


On October 12, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, William Sullivan of Brents Cove, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $2,900.00. A 17 ft wooden boat and motor seized during the investigation was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Sullivan was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL. This conviction resulted from Operation Scaly.


On October 12, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Joshua Shea of Fleur De Lys, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $1,200.00. Mr. Shea was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL. This conviction resulted from Operation Scaly.


On October 12, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, George Ryan of La Scie, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $3,800.00. Mr. Ryan was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL. This conviction resulted from Operation Scaly.


On October 17, 2006 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Ian Rice of Pynns Brook, NL, was convicted of netting inland waters. He received a $1,500.00 fine and a one year prohibition. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a salmon net, pack sack, two way portable radios, etc. Mr. Rice was apprehended by IFEP officers on August 9, 2006 near Deer Lake, NL.


On October 17, 2006 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Larry Antle of Toronto, Ontario, was convicted of netting inland waters. He received a $1,500.00 fine and a one year prohibition. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a salmon net, pack sack, two way portable radios, etc. Mr. Antle was apprehended by IFEP officers on August 9, 2006 near Deer Lake, NL.


On November 23, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Albert Sullivan of Brents Cove, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $1,600.00. Mr. Sullivan was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL.


On November 23, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Ward Johnson of Harbour Round, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $2,700.00. Mr. Johnson was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL.


On November 24, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Ronald Giles of Harbour Round, NL, was convicted of fishing salmon during close time and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $1,200.00. Mr. Giles was apprehended by IFEP officers on July 13, 2006 near Brents Cove, NL.


On November 24, 2006 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Richard Hobbs of Springdale, NL, was convicted of angling during close time. He received one month in jail and a one year prohibition from all inland and coastal waters. Mr. Hobbs was apprehended on May 11, 2006 near Deer Pond by an IFEP officer.


On December 4, 2006 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Boyd Bennett of Mattis Point, NL was convicted of possessing fish caught in contravention and obstruction of an officer. He received a total fine of $750.00 fine and was prohibited for two years from inland waters. All items seized were forfeited to the Crown including two cod fish, rod & reel, tackle box & tackle and tub of worms. Mr. Bennett was apprehended on May 27, 2007 by IFEP officers near Mattis Point, NL.


On December 5, 2006 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Douglas Mackwood of Waverly, Nova Scotia was convicted of exceeding the possession limit for trout. He received a $1,000.00 fine. Mr. Mackwood was apprehended by IFEP officers June 13, 2006 near Little Crabbs River, NL.


Also on December 5, 2006 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Rudy Simmons of Fall River, Nova Scotia was convicted of exceeding the possession limit for trout. He received a $1,000.00 fine. Approximately 100 lbs trout were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Simmons was apprehended by IFEP officers June 13, 2006 near Little Crabbs River, NL.

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