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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

 

2013 Convictions

 

On October 23, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls – Windsor, NL, Michael J. Murray of Badger was convicted of retaining salmon greater than 63cm in length and failing to affix tag on salmon. He received $10000 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from fishing inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Murray was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on August 29, 2013 near Badger Brook, NL.


On September 26, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Falls – Windsor, NL, Francis Peyton of Norris Arm South was convicted of fishing for salmon during closed time and possession of fish caught in contravention. He received $2000 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from fishing inland waters. Mr. Peyton was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on July 15, 2013 near Charles Brook, NL


On November 12, 2013 at Provincial Court in Corner Brook, NL, Lloyd T. Whitehorn of Irishtown-Summerside was convicted of catching and retaining salmon by netting and possession of fish caught in contravention. He received $1250 in fines and a 3 year prohibition from any fishing inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Whitehorn was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on July 3, 2013 near Irishtown, NL.


On August 29, 2013 at Provincial Court in Placentia, NL, Roy W. Slade of Carbonear was convicted of failing to immediately affix tag to a salmon and possession of untagged salmon. He received $750 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Synard was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 29, 2013 near Northeast River, NL.


On August 29, 2013 at Provincial Court in Placentia, NL, Ian White of Salmon Cove was convicted of failing to immediately affix tag to a salmon and possession of untagged salmon. He received $1000 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. White was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 22, 2013 near Northeast River, NL.


On August 29, 2013 at Provincial Court in Placentia, NL, Robert Cooper of Placentia was convicted of possession of untagged salmon. He received $200 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Cooper was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 22, 2013 near Placentia Bay, NL.


On July 24, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, James L. Synard of St. Bernard’s was convicted of fishing during closed time and possession of salmon caught in contravention. He received $1000 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from any fishing inland waters. Mr. Synard was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 1, 2013 near Bay L’Argent, NL


On July 24, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Howard K. Banfield of St. Bernard’s was convicted of fishing during closed time and possession of salmon caught in contravention. He received $1000 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from any fishing inland waters. Mr. Banfield was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 1, 2013 near Bay L’Argent, NL.


On July 17, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Charles G. Dominaux of Bay L’Argent was convicted of fishing during closed time and possession of salmon caught in contravention. He received $1000 in fines and a 2 year prohibition from any fishing inland waters. Mr. Dominaux was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 1, 2013 near Bay L’Argent, NL.


On October 30, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Jeffrey S. Hynes of Bay L’Argent was convicted of fishing during closed time, possession of salmon caught in contravention, and obstruction of a fisheries officer. He received $6000 in fines and a 10 year prohibition from any fishing activities on inland and coastal waters. All items seized during the ‘investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hynes was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 1, 2013 near Bay L’Argent, NL.


On July 25, 2013 at Provincial Court in Clarenville, NL, Terry Benson of Bay Arnold’s Cove was convicted of fishing during closed time and fishing a scheduled salmon river with a line equipped with something other than an artificial fly. He received $400 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Benson was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 21, 2013 near Come By Chance, NL


On April 17, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Peter G. Whittle of Bay L’Argent was convicted of exceeding the number of fishing lines and not closely monitoring fishing lines. He received $500 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from fishing in inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Whittle was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 14, 2013 near Monkstown, NL.


On June 26, 2013 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Garry M. Hickey of O’Donnell’s was convicted of exceeding the number of fishing during closed time. He received $300 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Hickey was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on April 18, 2013 near Monkstown, NL.


On April 17, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Alphonsus J. Whittle of St. Bernard’s was convicted of exceeding the number of fishing lines and not closely monitoring fishing lines. He received $500 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from fishing in inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Whittle was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 14, 2013 near Monkstown, NL.


On April 17, 2013 at Provincial Court in Grand Bank, NL, Peter G. Whittle of Bay L’Argent was convicted of exceeding the number of fishing lines and not closely monitoring fishing lines. He received $500 in fines and a 1 year prohibition from fishing in inland waters. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Whittle was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 14, 2013 near Monkstown, NL.


On March 26, 2013 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Terry K. Porter of Spaniard’s Bay was convicted of exceeding the number of fishing lines. He received $300 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Porter was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 15, 2013 near Whitbourne, NL.


On March 26, 2013 at Provincial Court in St. John’s, NL, Graham C. Clarke of Spaniard’s Bay was convicted of exceeding the number of fishing lines. He received $300 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Clarke was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on February 15, 2013 near Whitbourne, NL.


On January 7, 2013 at Provincial Court in Stephenville, NL, Mark Corbin of Stephenville Crossing was convicted of jigging salmon, possession of untagged salmon and possession of salmon caught in contravention. He received $1200.00 in fines, a 1 year prohibition from being at or near inland waters and a 1 year fishing prohibition. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Corbin was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on July 2, 2012 in Stephenville Crossing, NL.


On January 15, 2013 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Cody Merasty of Hare Bay was convicted of angling during closed time and angling a scheduled river with something than an artificial fly. He received $500.00 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Merasty was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 21, 2012 near Traverse Brook, NL.


On January 15, 2013 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Glen Collins of Hare Bay was convicted of angling during closed time and angling a scheduled river with something than an artificial fly. He received $500.00 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Collins was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 21, 2012 near Traverse Brook, NL.


On January 15, 2013 at Provincial Court in Gander, NL, Larry Oram of Hare Bay was convicted of angling during closed time and angling a scheduled river with something than an artificial fly. He received $500.00 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Oram was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on May 21, 2012 near Traverse Brook, NL.


On February 15, 2013 at Provincial Court in Clarenville, NL, Dion Chaulk of Charlottetown was convicted of failure to release incidental catch and possession of untagged salmon. He received $2,600.00 in fines. All items seized during the investigation were forfeited to the Crown. Mr. Chaulk was apprehended by provincial Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officers on June 20, 2012 near Bunyan’s Cove, NL.

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