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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

 

2011 Convictions

 

On December 20, 2011 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Paul Anthony of Robert;s Arm, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time and illegal possession of Atlantic salmon. Mr. Anthony received a total fine of $2,700.00 and was prohibited for 18 months from being on Canadian Fishing Waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited including a boat and motor, net, salmon and trout. Mr. Anthony was apprehended on July 7, 2011 near Robert’s Arm, NL by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers.

On December 5, 2011 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Craig Hynes of Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time and fishing for salmon by means of a net without being the holder of a limited fishery license. Mr. Hynes received a total fine of $5,000.00 and was prohibited for 3 years from fishing in coastal and inland waters. A boat, outboard motor and gill net seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hynes was apprehended on August 16, 2011 by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near the community of Little Burnt Bay, NL

On December 5, 2011 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Rick King of Lewisporte, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time and fishing for salmon by means of a net without being the holder of a limited fishery license. Mr. King received a total fine of $5,000.00 and was prohibited for 3 years from fishing in coastal and inland waters. A boat, outboard motor and gill net seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. King was apprehended on August 16, 2011 by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near the community of Little Burnt Bay, NL.

On December 2, 2011 at Provincial Court in Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL, Philip Edwards of Port Anson, NL was convicted of failing to immediately affix a tag to an Atlantic salmon, possessing a salmon that was not properly tagged and failing to adhere to inland fishery license conditions. Mr. Edwards received a total fine of $450.00. The salmon seized during the investigation was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Edwards was apprehended on July 18, 2010 by Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near Shinney’s River in Southern Labrador.

On November 2, 2011  at Provincial Court in Rocky Harbour, NL, Fred Shears of Parsons Pond, NL was convicted of illegally netting inland waters. He received a $1,500.00 fine and was prohibited for 18 months from participating in any form or manner of fishing, from possessing or applying for any type of fishing licence and from being upon a boat or vessel operated on any inland waters except for a commercial boat or vessel where a fee is required. Mr. Shears was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers and Federal Fishery Officers/Guardians on July 25, 2010 at Middle Brook near Parsons Pond, NL.

On November 15, 2011 at Provincial Court in St. Anthony, NL, Tony Noseworthy of Main Brook, NL was convicted of exceeding the daily bag limit and length limit for Atlantic salmon. He was also convicted of possessing untagged salmon. Mr. Noseworthy received a total fine of $2,000.00 and was prohibited from not being within 10 meters of inland waters and possessing a recreational fishing licence for a period of one year. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including 3 Atlantic salmon. Mr. Noseworthy was apprehended on August 31, 2011 by Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers at Salmon River near the community of Main Brook, NL.

On October 18, 2011 at Provincial Court in Rocky Harbour, NL, Lawrence Leaman of Petty Harbour, NL was convicted of failing to immediately cut out and remove the month and day of capture on his salmon tag. Mr. Leaman received a $400.00 fine. The salmon that was seized during the investigation was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Leaman was apprehended on July 6, 2011 by a Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officer and a National Park Warden at Lomond River, NL.

On October 25, 2011 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Craig Hynes of Goose Bay, NL was convicted of fishing for salmon with a net without being the holder of a license and fishing during closed time in coastal waters. Mr. Hynes received a total fine of $5,000.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters or within 30 meters of coastal waters for a period of three years. Mr. Hynes was apprehended on August 16, 2011 by Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near Little Burnt Bay in Central Newfoundland.

On October 25, 2011 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, John Hunt of Scarborough, ON was convicted of fishing with a net in inland waters. Mr. Hunt received a fine of $4,000.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters or within 30 meters of coastal waters for a period of three years.  The net that was seized during the investigation was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hunt was apprehended on July 21, 2011 by Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers at Northwest Brook near the community of Trinity, NL.

Also, on October 25, 2011 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Fredrick Starkes of Wareham, NL was convicted of fishing with a net in inland waters. Mr. Starkes received a fine of $4,000.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters or within 30 meters of coastal waters for a period of three years.  The net that was seized during the investigation was forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Starkes was apprehended on July 21, 2011 by Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers at Northwest Brook near the community of Trinity, NL.

On September 5, 2011 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, John Messervey of Stephenville Crossing, NL was convicted of possessing a net near inland waters and netting inland waters. Mr. Messervey received a total fine of $2,000.00 and was prohibited from possessing any fishing/hunting apparatus and from inland/coastal waters for a period of 2 years except for commercial travel and/or travel to his cabin. All items seized were forfeited to the Crown including a net and a quantity of fish (i.e. 5 Atlantic salmon, 30 codfish, etc.). Mr. Messervey was apprehended on May 22, 2011 by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near Stephenville Crossing, NL.

 
On October 4, 2011 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Walter Bowers of Pacquet, NL was convicted of fishing for salmon by means of a net in coastal waters. Mr. Bowers received a fine of $1,500.00 and was prohibited for 1 year from Canadian waters except for commercial travel or when employed. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a net and boat. Mr. Bowers was apprehended on June 20, 2010 by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near Pacquet, NL.

On October 4, 2011 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Rex Milley of Springdale, NL was convicted of fishing (i.e. netting) for Atlantic salmon during close time. Mr. Milley received a fine of $1,500.00 and was prohibited for 1 year from fishing. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a net, canoe and fish tray. Mr. Milley was apprehended on August 5, 2011 by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers near Springdale, NL.

On June 8, 2011, at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Lyndon White of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL was convicted of angling during close time. He received a $250.00 fine and was prohibited for one year from applying for an inland fishery licence and fishing in inland waters. The rod and reel seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. White was apprehended on April 27, 2011 by Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers at Codroy Brook, NL near Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

On June 9, 2011 at Provincial Court in Port aux Choix, NL, Trevor Tatchell of Castor River South, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters during close time. He received a $250.00 fine and was prohibited for one year from taking part in any fishing activity or applying for or holding any recreational fishing licence. Mr. Tatchell was apprehended by a provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on May 19, 2010 near Castor River, NL on the Northern Peninsula.

Also on June 9, 2011 at Provincial Court in Port aux Choix, NL, Morgan Tatchell of Castor River South, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters during close time. He received a $250.00 fine and was prohibited for one year from taking part in any fishing activity or applying for or holding any recreational fishing licence. Mr. Tatchell was apprehended by a provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on May 19, 2010 near Castor River, NL on the Northern Peninsula.

On June 20, 2011 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Barry Clarke of Markland, NL was convicted of possessing a net near inland waters. He received a $300.00 fine and was prohibited for one year from fishing inland waters. All exhibits seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a 12 meter long net. Mr. Clarke was apprehended by provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 26, 2010 near the Colinet River.

On June 21, 2011 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, David Messervey of Stephenville Crossing, NL was convicted of possessing a net near inland waters. He received a $500.00 fine and was prohibited from being on, at or near inland waters for a period of two years. All items seized from Mr. Messervey including a salmon net, fishing rod and reel were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Messervey was apprehended by provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 7, 2010 near Trout Brook, NL

On June 24, 2011 at Provincial Court in Harbour Grace, NL, Dale Ryan of Marysvale, NL was convicted of setting an umarked net in coastal waters and fishing while not being the holder of a valid licence. He received a total fine of $1,500.00 and was prohibited for one year from fishing. All exhibits seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown, including a 16 ft boat with outboard motor and 70 ft long net. Mr. Ryan was apprehended by provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers for violations took place on August 30, 2010 at Bull Cove near Marysvale, NL.

On May 20, 2011 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Randy Ledrew of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters without a salmon inland fishery licence for and angling by means other than an artificial fly. He received a total fine of $300.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters for a period of one year. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Ledrew was apprehended by a Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on August 28, 2010 at Sandy Brook in Central Newfoundland.

Also, on May 20, 2011 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Rita Etheridge of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters without a salmon inland fishery licence for and angling by means other than an artificial fly. She received a total fine of $300.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters for a period of one year. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Ms. Etheridge was apprehended by a Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officer on August 28, 2010 at Sandy Brook in Central Newfoundland.

On April 18, 2011 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Terry Caines of Labrador City, NL was convicted of exceeding the daily quota for brook trout and exceeding the number of fishing lines for ice fishing. Mr. Caines received a total fine of $700.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters for 6 months. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Caines was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on February 3, 2011 at Triangle Pond in Western Labrador.

On April 18, 2011 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Michael Sheppard of Labrador City, NL was convicted of exceeding the daily quota for brook trout and exceeding the number of fishing lines for ice fishing. Mr. Sheppard received a total fine of $700.00 and was prohibited from fishing in inland waters for 6 months. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including 28 brook tout and 12 ice fishing lines. Mr. Sheppard was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on February 3, 2011 at Triangle Pond in Western Labrador

On April 12, 2011 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Stephen Nicholas of Lewisporte, NL was convicted of possessing improperly tagged salmon. He received a $500.00 fine. All Atlantic salmon seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Nicholas was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement Officers on August 12, 2010 near Lewisporte, NL.

On April 12, 2011 at Provincial Court in Roddickton, NL, David Hedderson of Englee, NL was convicted of fishing for salmon while not being the holder of a limited fishing licence. Mr. Hedderson received a fine of $750.00 and received a 3 year prohibition from being on or near Canadian Fisheries Waters with the exception of travel over ice in winter, use of commercial ferries, crossing of highway bridges and any movement over water that is incidental to his employment. He is also prohibited from possessing or applying for a fishing licence for a 3 year period. Items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a salmon net and some associated items. Mr. Hedderson was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement Officers on June 29, 2010 near Englee, NL.

On April 14, 2011 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Melvin Careen of Port Lance, NL was convicted of possession of fish caught in contravention ($800.00 fine), netting inland waters ($2,000.00 fine) and obstruction of an officer ($200.00 fine). The total fine was $3,000.00 and he was also prohibited for one year from recreational fishing. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an all terrain vehicle, salmon net and 43 Atlantic salmon. Mr. Careen was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement Officers on August 22, 2010 near the Branch River, Angels Cove, NL.

Also, on April 14, 2011 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Calvin Foley of St. Brides, NL was convicted of possession of fish caught in contravention ($800.00 fine) and netting inland waters ($2,000.00 fine). The total fine was $2,800.00 and he was also prohibited for one year from recreational fishing. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including an all terrain vehicle. Mr. Foley was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement Officers on August 22, 2010 near the Branch River, Angels Cove, NL.

On April 7, 2011 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Ward Park of McIver’s, NL was convicted of possessing a net near inland waters and possessing a firearm during close season. He received a total fine of $1,100.00 and was prohibited from holding a fishing licence for 2 years. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown including a net and firearm. Mr. Park was apprehended by Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement officers on July 23, 2010 near North Arm in the Bay of Islands, NL.

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