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Newfoundland and Labrador region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
Stephen Rowe
St. Johns, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Failed to cease fishing for Greenland halibut when the trip limit was reached Greenland Halibut $1000.00 fine
Clawback of $3134.88
2017-10-03
Morris Anstey
Summerford, NL
Section 44(1) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Possessed herring less than 24.76 cm in length Purse Seine Herring $5000.00 fine with 90 days to pay 2017-10-03
Section 44(1) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Possessed herring less than 24.76 cm in length $5000.00 fine with 90 days to pay
Forfeiture of the proceeds from the sale of 81,625 lbs of seized herring valued at $6530.00
Richard Gillett
Twillingate, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded the daily limit of capelin in the purse seine capelin fishery Purse Seine Capelin $4000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Clawback of $2000.00
2017-09-21
Section 44(1) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Possessed herring less than 24.76 cm in length Purse Seine Herring $2000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded the daily limit of capelin in the fixed gear capelin fishery Fixed Gear Capelin $4000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Clawback of $2000.00
Prohibited from fishing the first day of the 2018 fixed gear capelin fishery
Douglas Hodder
Stoneville, NL
Section 79(6)(a) Fisheries Act – Violated court order Non-fishery (Inland waters) Original payment plan to pay $4000.00 fine was amended to $125/month until the fine is paid in full
Prohibited from being near inland waters and from recreational fishing for 5 years starting from September 19 2017
2017-09-19
Paul Hodder
Stoneville, NL
Section 79(6)(a) Fisheries Act – Violated court order Non-fishery(Inland waters) Original payment plan to pay $4000.00 fine was amended to $125/month until the fine is paid in full
Prohibited from being near inland waters and from recreational fishing for 5 years starting from September 19 2017
2017-09-19
Joseph Sullivan
Newbrook, AB
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations – Possessed improperly tagged salmon Recreational Salmon $500.00 fine
Forfeiture of 1 Atlantic salmon
1 year prohibition
2017-09-05
Charles Sullivan
Enfield, NS
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations – Possessed improperly tagged salmon Recreational Salmon $500.00 fine
Forfeiture of five Atlantic salmon and gear
1 year prohibition
2017-09-05
Timothy Sullivan
Enfield, NS
Section 6(3) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations – Failed to affix salmon tags upon possession Recreational Salmon $500.00 fine
Forfeiture of 2 Atlantic salmon and gear
1 year prohibition
2017-09-05
Stephen White

Badgers Quay, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeded daily limit of capelin in 2016 capelin fishery Capelin $1000.00 fine with 6 months to pay

Clawback of $235.00
2017-08-29
Terry Rideout

Newtown, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeded daily limit of capelin in 2016 capelin fishery Capelin $750.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Clawback of $511.20
2017-08-29
Bonnell Squire

Happy Adventure, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded daily limit of capelin landed in one day Capelin $750.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Clawback of $640.00
2017-08-01
Kimberly Roberts
Iqaluit, NU
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations -
Improperly tagged salmon
Recreational Salmon $500.00 fine with 3 months to pay 2017-08-01
David Lush
Iqaluit, NU
Section 10(2) Newfoundland Fishery Regulations -
Jigged Salmon
Recreational Salmon $1500.00 fine with 3 months to pay 2017-08-01
Section 6(3) Newfoundland Fishery Regulations -
Failed to affix tags
$500.00 fine with 3 months to pay

Prohibited from participating in any recreational fishery for 2 years

Francis McCarthy
Pike’s Arm, NL
Section 91(3) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
 - No person engaged in recreational fishing for groundfish shall, in any day, catch and retain more than a quota of five groundfish of all species
Recreational Groundfish $1000.00 fine
Prohibited from participating in any recreational fishery for 1 year
Forfeiture of cod fish and a plastic tub
2017-07-26
Dean Penney
St. Anthony, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Fished in wrong snow crab area Crab $5000.00 fine with 6 months to pay
Forfeiture of 11, 138 pounds of snow crab valued at $22,951.00
2017-06-28
Wade Mouland
Musgrave Harbour, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeded maximum amount of capelin allowed to be landed in any one day. Capelin $1000.00 fine
Clawback of $1321.84
2017-06-27
Sheldon Dawe
Seldom, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded maximum amount of capelin allowed to be landed in any one day Capelin $1500.00 fine
Clawback of $4152.20
2017-06-27
Carson Melindy
Lumsden, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeded maximum amount of turbot allowed to be landed in any one trip. Turbot $1000.00 fine
Clawback of $4920.00
2017-06-27
Richard Sampson
 
Section 91(3)(A) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Exceeded the daily bag limit for recreational groundfish (35 codfish) Recreational Groundfish $1500.00 fine
1 year prohibition from fishing recreational groundfish
2017-06-23
Fred Ryan
LaScie, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Failed to comply with a condition of his 2016 capelin purse seine licence – Exceeded his daily IQ of 50,000 lbs Capelin $1100.00 fine
Clawback of $2275.02 with 2 months to pay
2017-06-21
Gary Andrews
Deer Lake, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Failed to comply with a condition of his 2016 turbot condition – Exceeded trip limit Turbot $1000.00 fine
Clawback of  $418.40 with 12 months to pay
2017-06-21
Maxwell Rowe
Seldom, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded trip limit set out in licence conditions Turbot $1000.00 fine
Clawback of $2464.00
2017-06-20
Peter Osmond
Tizzard’s Harbour, NL
Section 33(2) Fisheries General Regulations – Failed to return incidentally caught fish(salmon) to the water Fixed Gear Mackerel Fishery $1250.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2017-06-20
Lloyd Burry
Happy Adventure, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded amount of capelin landed in 1 day Capelin $750.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Clawback of $584.19 
2017-06-20
Timothy Reginald Hobbs
Bloomfield, NL
Section 62 Fisheries Act – Obstructed or hindered a fishery guardian carrying out duties or functions under the Fisheries Act Salmon 20 days in jail 2017-06-15
Section 77 Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Fished for salmon by means of a salmon net during a closed time 20 days in jail
Placed on probation for 12 months
Prohibited from being on or near inland or coastal waters of Canada for the purposes of fishing for a period of 5 years
All items seized forfeited to the Crown
Edgar Wells
St. Jacques, NL
Section 22 (7) Fishery General Regulations - Fished lobster traps without a valid tag Lobster $1000.00 fine
1 day prohibition for the 2018 lobster season
2017-06-07
Section 62 Fisheries Act - Obstructed or hindered a Fishery Officer/ Guardian $500.00 fine
Cory Spurrell
Badger’s Quay, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded amount of capelin landed in 1 day Capelin $1100.00 fine with 3 months to pay
Clawback of $200.00 for value of excess capelin
2017-06-06
Brian Anstey
Summerford, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded the daily limit of capelin Capelin $1500.00 fine with 6 months to pay
Clawback of $3400.00
2017-05-30
Peter Hammond

Catalina, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Failed to bleed a seal as soon as possible after palpation of the cranium had confirmed that the cranium had been crushed Seal $1000.00 fine 2017-05-23
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Had onboard a sealing vessel shotgun ammunition other than rifled slugs $500.00 fine
George Combden

Gander, NL
Section 27(1) Wildlife Act – Failure to immediately cut and remove the month and day of capture on the tag affixed to a salmon Atlantic Salmon $500.00 fine with 6 months to pay

Forfeiture of one salmon
2017-05-19
Kenneth Pittman

Sops Arm, NL
Section 27(1) Wildlife Act – Failure to immediately cut and remove the month and day of capture on the tag affixed to a salmon Atlantic Salmon $500.00 fine with 8 months to pay

Forfeiture of 1 salmon
2017-05-19
John English

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Untagged tagged salmon Salmon $1200.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Forfeiture of 15 fathom gill net and three Atlantic salmon

2 year prohibition from fishing
2017-05-10
Bradley Rideout

Robert’s Arm, NL
Section 52(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – fished for crab during a closed time Crab $500.00 fine 2017-05-03
Section 79(2)(i) – VMS not reporting to DFO every 15 minutes $500.00 fine

Forfeiture of 720 lbs of crab seized ($2134.00 value)

*Please note this conviction falls under the Migratory Birds Act.