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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

 

2010 Convictions

 

On December 3, 2010 at Provincial Court in Port Aux Basques, NL, Charlie Hilliard of Appleton, NL, was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that did not comply with the length limit. Mr. Hilliard received a $500.00 fine, to be directed to the Minister of Fisheries for stewardship. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an Atlantic salmon, rod and reel. Mr. Hilliard was apprehended by a Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on August 27, 2010 at South Branch River, NL.

On November 29, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Nigel Huxter of Badger, NL was convicted of failing to affix the correct colored tag on an Atlantic salmon and received a $200.00 fine. Mr. Huxter was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 29, 2010 at Badger Brook, NL.

On November 30, 2010 at Provincial Court in Port Aux Choix, NL, Robert Gardner of Flowers Cove, NL was convicted of illegal possession of Atlantic salmon. Mr. Gardner received a $750.00 fine. Mr. Gardner was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 5, 2010 at Flowers Cove Harbour on the Northern Peninsula.

On December 1, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Henry Curtis of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, was convicted of two counts of illegal possession of untagged salmon. He received a total fine of $1,000.00 and one year fishing prohibition. Eight Atlantic salmon seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Curtis was apprehended after a detailed investigation conducted by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers during the 2008 and 2009 salmon angling seasons near the Exploits River and tributaries.

On December 1, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Benjamin Pike of Buchans, NL was convicted of attempting to jig Atlantic salmon. He received a $1,000.00 fine and was prohibited from recreational angling for one year. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a three prong jigger, rod and reel. Mr. Pike was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on September 1, 2010 at Valley Brook, a tributary of the Exploits River.

Guide license cancelled!
On November 29, 2010 at Provincial Court in Plum Point, NL Charles Bourgeois of St. John’s, NL was convicted of angling while employed as a guide. Mr. Bourgeois received a $750.00 fine and his guide licence was ordered to be cancelled immediately. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a rod and reel. Mr. Bourgeois was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 10, 2010 at Ten Mile Lake on the Northern Peninsula.

$7,000 in fines!!!
On November 26, 2010 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Ward Jones of Richmond Hill, Ontario was convicted of failing to affix the correct colored licence tag to an Atlantic salmon, failing to engage the services of an outfitter and making a false or misleading statement to an officer.  For those convictions he received a total fine of $4,000.00 and in addition he was ordered to pay $3,000.00 for the purpose of promoting the proper management and control of fisheries or fish habitat or the conservation of fish or fish habitat. Mr. Jones received a total fine of $7,000.00 and was prohibited from obtaining a salmon licence and all fishing activity for a period of two years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an Atlantic salmon, fly rod and reel. Mr. Jones was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 24, 2010 at the Paradise River in Labrador.

On November 23, 2010 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Dean Mason of Dover, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time in coastal waters and possession of fish caught in contravention. Mr. Mason received a total fine of $5,000.00 and was prohibited from any recreational fishing of any type including the cod food fishery for a period of 5 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Mason was apprehended on July 11, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation near the community of Dover, NL.

On November 23, 2010 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, David Shano of Dover, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time in coastal waters, possession of fish caught in contravention and obstructing an officer. Mr. Shano received a total fine of $3,000.00 and was prohibited from any recreational fishing of any type including the cod food fishery for a period of 3 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including Atlantic salmon, sea trout, salmon net, 12 ft boat and outboard motor. Mr. Shano was apprehended on July 11, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation near the community of Dover, NL.

On November 20, 2010 at Provincial Court in St. Anthony, NL, Paul Mugford of St. Carols, NL, was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time, catching salmon in coastal waters by means of a net and possession of fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $2,250.00 and was prohibited from fishing with a rod and holding a recreational fishing licence for a period of 3 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an illegal salmon net and 10 Atlantic salmon. Mr. Mugford was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 28, 2010 near the community of St. Carols, NL.

On November 3, 2010 at Provincial Court in Burgeo, NL, Charles Courtney of Francois, NL, was convicted of failing to immediately affix and lock an inland fishery licence tag to an Atlantic salmon as required. He received a $500.00 fine. Mr. Courtney was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on June 26, 2010 at Dollands Brook near Hare Bay, NL.

On November 9, 2010 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Christopher Browne of Gander, NL, was convicted of being in possession of an improperly tagged Atlantic salmon. He received a $1,000.00 fine. Mr. Browne was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on June 26, 2010 near the Exploits River, NL.

On October 20, 2010 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Scott Newhook of Long Cove, Trinity Bay, NL, was convicted of illegally netting for Atlantic salmon in inland waters. He received a $1,000.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an illegal salmon net. Mr. Newhook was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation on August 13, 2010 near Collier’s Bay River, Trinity Bay, NL.

Also on October 20, 2010 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Sidney Newhook of Long Cove, Trinity Bay, NL, was convicted of illegally netting for Atlantic salmon in inland waters. He received a $1,000.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown an illegal salmon net. Mr. Newhook was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation on August 13, 2010 near Collier’s Bay River, Trinity Bay, NL

On November 15, 2010 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Brendan Sheppard of Flat Bay, NL, was convicted of angling in scheduled inland waters without a licence and obstructing an officer. He received a total fine of $650.00 and was prohibited from fishing for a period of one year. Mr. Sheppard was witnessed fishing illegally by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on May 24, 2010 at Fischells River, NL.

Also, on November 15, 2010 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Scott Sheppard of Flat Bay, NL, was convicted of angling in scheduled inland waters without a licence. He received a fine of $500.00 and was prohibited from fishing for a period of one year. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Sheppard was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on May 24, 2010 at Fischells River, NL.

On November 3, 2010 at Provincial Court in Baie Verte, NL, Michael Jacobs of Westport, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon by means of a net in coastal waters and fishing salmon during close time. Mr. Jacobs received a total fine of $2,500.00 and was prohibited for 4 years from any recreational fishing. Items seized during the investigation including a salmon net and 6 Atlantic salmon were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Jacobs was apprehended on July 21, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers near Pound Cove on the Baie Verte Peninsula, NL.

Also, on November 3, 2010 at Provincial Court in Baie Verte, NL, Craig Parsons of Kelligrews, Conception Bay South, NL was convicted of jigging Atlantic salmon and fishing near a falls. Mr. Parsons received a total fine of $3,000.00 and was prohibited for 2 years from any fishing. He also received 25 hours of community service. Mr. Parsons was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on August 28, 2010 near Black Brook on the Baie Verte Peninsula.

On November 2, 2010 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Mark Gardner of Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL was convicted of failing to comply with his inland fishery licence conditions. He failed to immediately cut out and remove the month and day of capture on his inland fishery licence salmon tags. Mr. Gardner received a $500.00 fine and was prohibited from applying and holding an inland fishery licence for a period of one year. The two improperly tagged salmon seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Gardner was apprehended on July 19, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers near Big Falls-Humber River, NL.

On October 25, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Steven Curtis of Botwood, NL was convicted of fishing within 23 meters of a falls. He received a $250.00 fine. Mr. Curtis was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 6, 2010.

On September 21, 2010 at Provincial Court in Port Hope Simpson, NL, Wayne Parr of Port Hope Simpson, NL was convicted of failing to immediately affix a tag to an Atlantic salmon and failing to comply with his licence conditions. Mr. Parr received a total fine of $600.00. His 2010 inland fishery licence was canceled and he was prohibited from obtaining an inland fishery licence for the 2011 angling season. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a salmon, fly rod and reel. Mr. Parr was apprehended by a Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on July 28, 2010 near Shinney’s River in Labrador.

On October 27, 2010 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Aloysius Wade of Conception Harbour, NL was convicted of jigging and illegal possession of Atlantic salmon. Mr. Wade received a total fine of $1,500.00 and was prohibited from inland waters for a period of 12 months. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an Atlantic salmon, three prong jigger, rod and reel and bait. Mr. Wade was apprehended on August 28, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation in the area of Colier’s River, NL.

On October 25, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Bradley Higgins of Botwood, NL was convicted of jigging and possessing untagged Atlantic salmon. Mr. Higgins received a total fine of $4,000.00 and was prohibited from inland and coastal waters for a period of 2 years. He was also prohibited from holding or applying for an inland fishery licence for 5 years. Items seized during the investigation including eleven Atlantic salmon, jiggers and fly rod was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Higgins was apprehended on August 18, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation in the area of Three Brooks, a tributary of the Exploits River, NL.

Also on October 25, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Levi Brown of Peterview, NL was convicted of jigging Atlantic salmon and not complying with the conditions of his licence. Mr. Brown received a total fine of $2,500.00 and was prohibited from inland and coastal waters for a period of 2 years. He was also prohibited from holding or applying for an inland fishery licence for 5 years. Items seized during the investigation including two Atlantic salmon, fly rod and an all terrain vehicle were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Brown was apprehended on August 17, 2010 by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers who were conducting a surveillance operation in the area of Three Brooks, a tributary of the Exploits River, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Randy White of Browns Arm, NL was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged. Mr. White received a $250.00 fine and all items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. White was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 5, 2010 near Great Rattling Brook, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Lisa White of Browns Arm, NL was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged. Ms. White received a $250.00 fine and all items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Ms. White was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 5, 2010 near Great Rattling Brook, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Susan Walsh of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL was convicted of fishing within 25 yards of a falls and providing false information to an officer. Ms. Walsh received a total fine of $725.00 and was prohibited from fishing inland and coastal waters for a period of one year. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Ms. Walsh was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 5, 2010 near Northern Arm River, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Joseph Borden of Bishop Falls, NL was convicted of fishing within 25 yards of a falls and providing false information to an officer. Mr. Borden received a total fine of $750.00 and was prohibited from fishing inland and coastal waters for a period of one year. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Borden was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 5, 2010 near Northern Arm River, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, David Taylor of Peterview, NL was convicted of netting inland waters. Mr. Taylor received a $1,500.00 fine and was prohibited from coastal and inland waters for a period of 2 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Taylor was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 23, 2010 near the community of Peterview, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Clayton Taylor of Peterview, NL was convicted of netting inland waters. Mr. Taylor received a $1,500.00 fine and was prohibited from coastal and inland waters for a period of 2 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Taylor was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 23, 2010 near the community of Peterview, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Clayton Taylor of Peterview, NL was convicted of netting inland waters. Mr. Taylor received a $1,500.00 fine and was prohibited from coastal and inland waters for a period of 2 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Taylor was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 23, 2010 near the community of Peterview, NL.

On September 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, David Taylor of Peterview, NL was convicted of netting inland waters. Mr. Taylor received a $1,500.00 fine and was prohibited from coastal and inland waters for a period of 2 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Taylor was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 23, 2010 near the community of Peterview, NL.

On September 14, 2010 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Kenneth McLeod of Pleasantville, Nova Scotia was convicted of holding more than one angling licence for salmon in one year and angling without a guide. Mr. McLeod received a total fine of $500.00 and his inland fishery salmon licence was cancelled.

All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including two fly rods & reels. Mr. McLeod was apprehended by a Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on August 9, 2010 at the Humber River near the Humber Village, NL.

On September 8, 2010 at provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Bernard Jones of Springdale, NL was convicted of catching salmon by means other then angling (i.e. dip netting salmon) and possessing fish caught in contravention. Mr. Jones received a total fine of $1,300.00 and was prohibited for period of 2 years from fishing inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a dip net, Atlantic salmon and fly rod. Mr. Jones was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 14, 2010 during a surveillance operation at South Brook near the community of King’s Point, NL.

On September 8, 2010 at provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Richard Squires of Springdale, NL was convicted of catching salmon by means other then angling (i.e. dip netting salmon) and possessing fish caught in contravention. Mr. Squires received a total fine of $1,300.00 and was prohibited for period of 2 years from fishing inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a dip net, Atlantic salmon and fly rod. Mr. Squires was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 14, 2010 during a surveillance operation at South Brook near the community of King’s Point, NL.

 

BUSTED!!

Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement Officers Arrest Poachers

Surveillance operations by Inland Fish Enforcement (IFE) officers are continuing to keep Newfoundland and Labrador inland fish stocks safe from poachers. In recent weeks, IFE has dismantled nine illegal netting operations, resulting in the seizure of four boats and three outboard motors, 14 illegal nets and a significant quantity of salmon and trout.

So far this year, IFE officers have dealt with 210 violations and laid charges against 80 individuals for fish-related offences. In addition, officers have laid charges against 76 individuals for a range of wildlife, ATV and firearms violations. As well, since January of this year, fines resulting from IFE operations exceed $25,000.

IFE investigations into alleged illegal netting over the last four weeks include the following:

– On July 23, three individuals were apprehended near the community of Peterview in the Bay of Exploits for netting Atlantic salmon. Officers seized two nets and five Atlantic salmon;

– On July 21, near Pound Cove on the Baie Verte Peninsula, officers arrested one individual for netting salmon in coastal waters and seized nets and six large salmon;

– Officers apprehended two individuals near the community of Dover, Bonavista Bay, on July 11, for netting salmon and trout in coastal waters. Officers seized a boat and outboard motor, nets, and a quantity of salmon and trout;

– Separate investigations into netting in coastal waters on the Northern Peninsula led to arrests and seizures. On June 29, officers arrested three individuals near Englee, seizing a boat, nets and related equipment. On July 5, near Flower’s Cove, officers seized a boat and outboard motor, and a variety of fishing equipment, including nets; and,

– On July 7, two individuals were apprehended for being in possession of a salmon net near Harry’s River in the Bay St. George area on the province’s west coast.

IFE officers wish to remind anglers of the importance of properly, and immediately, cutting and removing the date of retention on their salmon tag, noting that it is an offence to possess an Atlantic salmon that is not properly tagged. While compliance with the newly developed salmon tag has been extremely positive and well received, there have been instances where individuals have not been complying with salmon licence conditions. Tags must be immediately and securely locked through the gills and mouth of retained salmon, and the month and day must immediately be clearly cut out of the vinyl portion of the tag. So far this year, officers have seized 25 Atlantic salmon, fishing rods and associated licences related to improperly tagged salmon.

The public are reminded that they can anonymously report suspected poaching activity 24-hours a day, toll free at 1-877-820-0999. To view photos of seizures relating to recent operations or to learn more about Inland Fish Enforcement and how to help, visit www.stoppoaching.ca.

Some of the IFEP 2010 Seizures (plus boats/motors/other gear). Well done boys!

Pound Cove Seizure

 Pound Cove

 

Improperly Tagged Salmon

 

improperly tagged salmon near Exploits River

 

Another Pound Cove Seizure

 

Pound Cove

 

On July 5, 2010 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Gregory Alexander of Stephenville Crossing, NL was convicted of netting for salmon in coastal waters, possession of a net near inland waters and obstruction of an officer. He received a total fine of $1,500.00 and was prohibited for 2 years from coastal and inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an illegal salmon net and bag. Mr. Alexander was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on May 22, 2010 near the community of Stephenville Crossing, NL.

On July 5, 2010 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Charles Barron of Stephenville Crossing, NL was convicted of netting for salmon in coastal waters, possession of a net near inlan

On June 28, 2010 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Hubert Head of Jacksons Arm, NL was convicted of fishing for salmon during close time, catching salmon by means of a net and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $2,500.00 and was prohibited for 3 years from fishing and holding a fishing licence. He was also prohibited from Canadian fishing waters for a period of 3 years other than commercial travel. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including five Atlantic salmon, a salmon net and boat. Mr. Head was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers during a surveillance operation on July 22, 2009 near the community of Jacksons Arm, NL.

On June 22, 2010 at Provincial Court in Rocky Harbour, NL, Darren McKenzie of Norris Point, NL was convicted of catching salmon by means of a net in coastal waters and possessing fish caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $1,400.00 and was prohibited from all Canadian waters for a period of 2 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a wooden boat with a 9.9 hp outboard motor, illegal salmon net, a knife, dip net, fishing rods, Atlantic salmon, trout and mackerel. Mr. McKenzie was apprehended by provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers with assistance from DFO officers on July 15, 2009 near the community of Norris Point, NL.

On May 25th at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Gary Potter of Campbellton, NL, was convicted of using a line equipped with more than one hook and attempting to jig salmon. He received a total fibe of $3,000 and was prohibited for 3 years from inland and coastal waters. Mr.Potter was apprehended by IFE officers during Operation “Double Claw”, an undercover operation conducted on the Campbellton River by IFE during the summers of 2007 and 2008

On February 1, 2010 at Provincial Court in St. Anthony, NL, Eric Young of Quirpon, NL was convicted of illegally netting Atlantic salmon in coastal waters. He received a total fine of $2,750.00 fine and was prohibited from being within 10 metres of any Canadian Fisheries Waters and from holding a recreational fishing licence for a period of 3 years. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Young was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 9, 2009 who were conducting a surveillance operation near Quirpon Island on the Northern Peninsula.

On February 1, 2010 at Provincial Court in St Anthony, NL, Marcel Pilgrim of Main Brook, NL was convicted of possessing Atlantic salmon caught in contravention. He received a $1,500.00 fine. Mr. Pilgrim was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on June 26, 2009 near the community of Main Brook, NL.

On February 1, 2010 at Provincial Court in St. Anthony, NL, Whitfield Pilgrim of Main Brook, NL was convicted of failing to release Atlantic salmon. He received a $1,500.00 fine. Mr. Pilgrim was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on June 26, 2009 near the community of Main Brook, NL.

On January 19, 2010 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Maurice Head of St. John’s, NL was convicted of illegally netting Atlantic salmon in coastal waters, fishing salmon during close time and possessing salmon caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $3,500.00 and was prohibited for 5 years from fishing or holding a recreational fishing licence and from being at or near Canadian fishing waters except for employment purposes or commercial travel. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including five Atlantic salmon, a salmon net and boat. Mr. Head was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers during a surveillance operation on July 22, 2009 near the community of Jacksons Arm, NL.

On January 19, 2010 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Gordon Head of Jacksons Arm, NL was convicted of illegally netting Atlantic salmon in coastal waters, fishing salmon during close time and possessing salmon caught in contravention. He received a total fine of $3,500.00 and was prohibited for 5 years from fishing or holding a recreational fishing licence and from being at or near Canadian fishing waters except for employment purposes or commercial travel. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including five Atlantic salmon, a salmon net and boat. Mr. Head was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers during a surveillance operation on July 22, 2009 near the community of Jacksons Arm, NL.

On January 12, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Warren Lockyear of Lamaline, NL was convicted of failing to affix an inland fishery licence tag and possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged. He received a $400.00 fine and was prohibited from holding an inland fishery licence for a period of one year.  Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Lockyear was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 18, 2009 near the Salmonier Lamaline River.

Also on January 12, 2010 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Darrell Lockyear of Point au Gaul, NL was convicted of possessing an Atlantic salmon that was not properly tagged. He received a $500.00 fine and was prohibited from holding an inland fishery licence for 5 years. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Lockyear was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 18, 2009 near the Salmonier Lamaline River.

d waters and obstruction of an officer. He received a total fine of $1,500.00 and was prohibited for 2 years from coastal and inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an illegal salmon net and bag. Mr. Barron was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on May 22, 2010 near the community of Stephenville Crossing, NL.

 

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