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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

 

2015 Convictions

 

May 12, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador  – William Ward of Port Hope Simpson has been convicted of netting inland water in contravention of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations.

Mr. Ward was convicted in Port Hope Simpson Provincial Court on April 23, 2015 and fined $2000, prohibited for one year from participating in any recreational fishery and forfeited his fishing net. Part of the evidence used to convict Mr. Ward was a trail camera which took pictures of the accused hauling the net.

 

May 5, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Scott Curlew of Peterview has been convicted of netting salmon in inland waters contrary to Section 10(2) of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations. The offense was committed at Peter’s River, a scheduled salmon river, on August 9, 2014.

Mr. Curlew was convicted of the offense on April 10, 2015 in Grand Falls-Windsor Provincial Court and received a $3,000 fine. In addition to the fine, Mr. Curlew is prohibited for three years from being on at or near inland waters and a 1997 Mazda pick-up truck, a small boat, 7 salmon and 16 trout were forfeited to the Crown. 

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May 4th, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Francis White of St. Georges has been convicted on two separate counts of violating the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations.

Mr. White was convicted on April 15, 2015 in Stephenville Provincial Court for netting inland waters and for failing to comply with a previous court order banning him from being at or near inland waters for 1 year. He received a sentence of 20 days jail time, a fine of $750 per count and was prohibited for five years from being on at or near inland waters. 

 

April 15th, 2015 – Conche poacher, Gerald A. Byrne gets jail time. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/conche-man-jailed-for-poaching-salmon-1.3034182

 

February 27, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Roger Knee of Jamestown and Chesley Abbott of Princeton have been convicted for illegal possession of Atlantic salmon contrary to the Fisheries Act and its regulations. The Atlantic salmon were caught and retained illegally from a net set to catch herring for bait. Mr. Knee was also convicted for fishing in division 3L without a licence for the Herring Bait Fishery.

 Both were convicted on November 19, 2014 in Clarenville Provincial Court.

 Penalties:

 Roger Knee

  • Fined $2,500 ($2,000 for illegally catching and retaining Atlantic Salmon, $500 for fishing without a licence)
  • Prohibited from recreational fishing in inland waters for two years
  • Forfeiture of two Atlantic salmon

 Chesley Abbott

  • Fined $3,500
  • Prohibited from recreational fishing in inland waters for two years 
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