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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

 

2012 Convictions

 

On April 3, 2012 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook , NL, Leroy Jesso of Degrau, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters during the day commencing one hour after sunset. He received a $1,250.00 fine. Fish seized during the investigation were forfeited. Mr. Jesso was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 2, 2011 near Serpentine River .


On April 3, 2012 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook , NL, Justin Gushue of Irishtown, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters during the day commencing one hour after sunset. He received a $750.00 fine. Fish seized during the investigation were forfeited. Mr. Gushue was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 2, 2011 near Serpentine River .


On March 15, 2012 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Titus House of Parsons Pond was convicted of netting Atlantic salmon in inland waters and for possessing salmon that were improperly tagged. Mr. House received a $1,500.00 fine for the illegal netting and $1,500.00 fine for improperly tagged salmon. The total fine was $3,000.00. He also received a 3 year prohibition from obtaining an inland fishery license. The salmon seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. House 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 January 18, 2012 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Randy Oake of Robert’s Arm, NL was convicted of fishing for Atlantic salmon during close time (i.e. illegal netting) and illegal possession of salmon. Mr. Oake received a total fine of $2,700.00 and was prohibited for 18 months from being on inland/coastal waters. The salmon seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Oake was apprehended on July 7, 2011 near Robert’s Arm, NL by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers.


On April 3, 2012 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Justin Gushue of Irishtown, NL was convicted of angling in scheduled waters during the day commencing one hour after sunset. He received a $750.00 fine. Fish seized during the investigation were forfeited. Mr. Gushue was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 2, 2011 near Serpentine River.


On April 19, 2012 at Provincial Court in St. John’ ‘ s, NL, Donald Hynes of Ferryland was convicted of exceeding the number of ice fishing lines. He received a $300.00 fine and the 13 lines that were seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hynes was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on March 6, 2012 at North Hawkes Pond near the community of Aquaforte, NL.


Also, on April 19, 2012 at Provincial Court in St. John’ ‘ s, NL, Rodney Hynes of Ferryland was convicted of exceeding the number of ice fishing lines. He received a $300.00 fine and the 14 lines that were seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hynes was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on March 6, 2012 at North Hawkes Pond near the community of Aquaforte, NL.


On April 19, 2012 at Provincial Court in St. John”s, NL, Alphonsus Kavanagh of Ferryland was convicted of using more than three separate rods and lines while ice fishing and using a rod and line not closely attended. He received a $350.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Kavanagh was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on March 6, 2012 at North Hawks Nest Pond, NL.


On April 26, 2012 at Provincial Court in Rocky Harbour, NL, Chris Squires of Hearts Delight was convicted of using more than three separate rods and lines while ice fishing and using a rod and line not closely attended. He received a $300.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Squires was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 22, 2012 at Stowes Pond, near Trout Brook, NL.


On April 26, 2012 at Provincial Court in Clarenville, NL, Colin Tucker of St. Phillips was convicted of using more than three separate rods and lines while ice fishing and using a rod and line not closely attended. He received a $300.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Tucker was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 22, 2012 at Stowes Pond, near Trout Brook, NL.


On May 28, 2012 at Provincial Court in Rocky Harbour, NL, Derek Dennis of Reidville was convicted of failing to closely attend a fishing line. He received a $150.00 fine and was prohibited from fishing for the first 14 days of the 2013 ice fishing season. Mr. Dennis was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 18, 2012 at Big Bonne Bay Pond.


On June 26, 2012 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Ralph Saunders of Point Lemington was convicted of angling for fish during closed time, retaining fish during closed time and angling with a line equipped with a hook other than an artificial fly. He received a $300.00 fine and a 1 year prohibition from fishing. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Saunders was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on April 30, 2012 at Cat Brook, a tributary of Northwest Gander River, NL.


On June 28, 2012 at Provincial Court in Harbour Grace, NL, Martin Seymour of Spaniards Bay was convicted of angling for fish during closed time and failing to release incidental catch. He received a $300.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Seymour was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on April 27, 2012 at Old Track Road near Spaniards Bay, NL.


On August 2, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Fulton Lawless of Labrador City was convicted of possession of altered fish. He received a $150.00 fine. Mr. Lawless was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 16, 2012 at Lobstick, NL.


On August 5, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Daniel Hodder of Labrador City was convicted of possession of fish that does not comply with minimum length limit and altering fish so that the size can not be readily determined. He received $400.00 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hodder was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 29, 2012 at Ossokmanuan Bridge on the Trans Labrador Highway, NL.


On August 30, 2012 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Darryl Sheppard of Birchy Head was convicted of using a rod with more than one hook and attempting to jig fish in inland waters. He received $1250.00 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from being at or near inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Sheppard was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 13, 2012 near Robinson”s River, NL.


On September 5, 2012 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Cory Peddle of Grand Falls-Windsor was convicted of possessing more than one inland fishery license. He received a $200.00 fine. Mr. Peddle was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 27, 2012 in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.


On September 10, 2012 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Lester Hilliard of St. Fintains was convicted of attempting to jig fish in inland waters, jigging fish in inland waters, possession of salmon caught in contravention, angling with a barbed hook, failure to remove month and day of capture, and obstruction. He received $3200.00 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from being at or near inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hillier was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 21, 2012 near Robinsons River, NL.


On September 10, 2012 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Janet Roberts of Corner Brook was convicted of possession of salmon that was not properly tagged. She received a $250.00 fine. Mrs. Roberts was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 8, 2012 at Southwest Brook, NL.


On September 19, 2012 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Reginald Rice of Botwood was convicted of jigging fish in inland waters and possession trout that has been caught in contravention. He received $800.00 in fines and an 18 month prohibition from fishing inland or coastal waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Rice was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 31, 2012 near Northern Arm Brook, NL.


On September 21, 2012 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Matthew Heatherington of St. George”s was convicted of angling for fish during closed time and angling with a line equipped with a hook other than an artificial fly. He received $500.00 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from fishing inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Saunders was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 26, 2012 at Barachois River, NL.


On October 2, 2012 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Gary Gilliam of Corner Brook was convicted of angling gear inreadiness during closed time and using a line equipped with something other than a fly. He received a $200.00 fine. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Gilliam was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on April 29, 2012 near Pinchgut River, NL.


On October 16, 2012 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Chris Ivany of Campbellton was convicted of failing to immediately affix tag to salmon. He received a $500.00 fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Ivany was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on July 12, 2012 in Campbellton, NL.


On November 1, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Shawn Savasuk of Orrington, Maine was convicted of fishing without engaging the services of an outfitter. He received a $230.00 fine. Mr. Savasuk was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 17, 2012 near Esker Road, NL.


On November 1, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Timothy Savasuk of Athens, Maine was convicted of fishing without engaging the services of an outfitter. He received a $200.00 fine. Mr. Savasuk was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 17, 2012 near Esker Road, NL.


On November 1, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Shaannon Savasuk of Orrington, Maine was convicted of fishing without engaging the services of an outfitter. He received a $230.00 fine. Mr. Savasuk was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 17, 2012 near Esker Road, NL.


On November 1, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Daniel Savasuk of Edgewater, Florida was convicted of fishing without engaging the services of an outfitter. He received a $200.00 fine. Mr. Savasuk was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 17, 2012 near Esker Road, NL.


On November 6, 2012 at Provincial Court in Springdale, NL, Barry Kelly of Kings Point was convicted of fishing for salmon during closed time and illegal possession of salmon. He received $2200.00 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from fishing inland or coastal waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Kelly was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 5, 2012 near Kings Point, NL.


On November 13, 2012 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, William Fudge of Pasadena was convicted of using a blue tag before August 1st. He received $400.00 fine and a 1 year prohibition from holding an inland license. Mr. Fudge was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on July 27, 2012 near Boom Siding, NL.


On November 17, 2012 at Provincial Court in Port Aux Basques, NL, John Day of South Branch was convicted of netting in inland waters and possessing a net near inland waters. He received $1700.00 in fines and a 3 year prohibition from being at or near inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Corbin was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 1, 2012 near Grand Codroy, NL.


On November 17, 2012 at Provincial Court in Port Aux Basques, NL, Ed Sweetapple of Corner Brook was convicted of netting in inland waters and possessing a net near inland waters. He received $1700.00 in fines and a 3 year prohibition from being at or near inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Sweetapple was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 1, 2012 near Grand Codroy, NL.


On November 17, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush NL, Reginald Rice of Botwood was convicted of jigging fish in inland waters and possession trout that has been caught in contravention. He received $800.00 in fines and an 18 month prohibition from fishing inland or coastal waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Rice was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 31, 2012 near Northern Arm Brook, NL.


On November 22, 2012 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Patrick Long of Stephenville was convicted of illegal netting of inland waters. He received $1100.00 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from fishing inland or coastal waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Long was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 17, 2012 near Robinsons River, NL.


On December 12, 2012 at Provincial Court in Clarenville, NL, Todd Stead of Bonavista was convicted of jigging fish in inland waters and possession of fish caught in contraband. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Stead was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 10, 2012 near Southren Bay River, Charleston, NL.


On December 13, 2012 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Keith Turner of Barachois Brook was convicted of catch and retain salmon by net, fishing for salmon in closed time, possession of net near inland waters, and possession of fish caight in contravention. He received $3,200.00 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from fishing inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Turner was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on July 8, 2012 near Stephenville Crossing, NL.


On December 13, 2012 at Provincial Court in Wabush, NL, Michael Harvey of Goose Bay was convicted of possession of fish not complying with the minimum length limit. He received a $200.00 fine. Mr. Harvey was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 16, 2012 at Esker Road, NL.

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