Newfoundland and Labrador region

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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
Gerard Gallant
Benoits Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Failure to hail out 2019 Atlantic Halibut $500 fine with one year to pay 2020-01-21
Section 36(2)(d) Fishery General Regulations - Fish could not be readily measured $1,000 fine with one year to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Failure to offload all catch that was onboard the vessel $750 fine with one year to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully failed to tag Atlantic Halibut $750 fine with one year to pay
Glen Gallant
Benoits Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 36(2)(d) Fishery General Regulations -
Fish could not be readily measured
2019 Atlantic Halibut $1,000 fine with one year to pay
Forfeiture of 50.3 pounds of processed Halibut
2020-01-21
Wayne Mesher
Toogood Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 34(3) Fishery General Regulations -
Waste Fish Suitable for Human Consumption
2019 Recreational Groundfish $750 fine with 18 months to pay 2020-01-21
Section 91(3) Atlantic Fisheries Regulations -
Exceeded daily limit
$700 fine with 18 months to pay
Corey O’Dea
Comfort Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 33 Fisheries Act
Fish caught in contravention of the act
2019 Seal $1,000 fine with one year to pay 2020-01-21
Section 28(3) Marine Mammal Regulations -
Failure to palpate
$1,000 fine with 1 year to pay
In addition 3-year prohibition from participating in the seal hunt or from applying for or obtaining a seal license
Seymore Stuckey
Toogood Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 33(2) Fishery General Regulations -
Fail to return incidentally caught fish to the water
2019 Mackerel - Fixed Gear $1,000 fine with one year to pay 2020-01-21
Lorne Stuckey
Toogood Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 33(2) Fishery General Regulations -
Fail to return incidentally caught fish to the water
2019 Mackerel - Fixed Gear $1,000 fine with one year to pay 2020-01-21
Shawn Burden
St. Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Misreported landings
2019 Cod $1,100 fine with 4 months to pay
Forfeiture of 119 lbs of Atlantic Cod valued at $101
2019-12-10
Shannon Simmons
Hickmans Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Exceeded daily limit
2019 Capelin $1,000 fine with 180 days to pay
Forfeiture of 7,238 lbs of capelin valued at $2,533.30
2019-12-05
William Kevin Andrews
Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Failed to stop fishing after total quota was harvested
2018 Snow Crab $2,000 fine with 12 months to pay 2019-12-04
Colin Antle
Burin, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 15(2)(c) Atlantic Fishery Regulations -
Fished using a seine
2019 Capelin $1,000 fine with 12 months to pay 2019-12-04
Craig Cornish
Francois, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Inaccurate fishing log 2019 Cod - Commercial $1,000 fine with 6 months to pay 2019-11-26
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Exceeded by-catch limit of Atlantic Halibut
$500 fine with 6 months to pay
Forfeiture of proceeds from the sale of fish - $2,016
Austin Fudge
Francois, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Inaccurate fishing log 2019 Cod - Commercial $500 fine with 6 months to pay
Forfeiture of proceeds from the sale of fish - $1,796.60
2019-11-26
Section 36(2) Fishery General Regulations -
Possession of unidentifiable fish (commercial)
$500 fine with 6 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Exceeded by-catch limit of Atlantic Halibut
$1,500 fine with 6 months to pay
Albert Stacey
Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Inaccurate fishing log 2019 Cod - Commercial $2,000 fine with 1 year to pay
Forfeiture of proceeds from the sale of fish - $1,308.60
2019-11-06
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Fail to have all catch verified by Dockside observer
$2,000 fine with 1 year to pay
Forfeiture of 2 fish pans
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Exceeded by-catch limit of Atlantic Halibut
$2,500 with 1 year to pay
Lorena Stacey
Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Inaccurate fishing log 2019 Cod - Commercial $2,000 fine with 1 year to pay
Forfeiture of proceeds from the sale of fish - $3,510
2019-11-06
Section 33 Fisheries Act
Possess fish that was caught in contravention
$2,500 fine with 1 year to pay
Forfeiture of 2 floats and line
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Failure to comply with designated operator request form
$2,000 with 1 year to pay
Dennis Payne
Fogo, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 40 Atlantic Fishery Regulations -
Fished for herring during closed time
2019 Herring $1,500 fine with 9 months to pay
Forfeiture of seized herring nets
2019-11-05
Sandra B. Rowsell
Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 14(2)(a) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations -
Fished by method other than artificial fly in scheduled salmon river
2019 Salmon/Trout $500 fine with 9 months to pay 2019-11-05
James Pope
Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations - attempting to net in inland waters 2018 Recreational Salmon 45 days house arrest, 5 year prohibition from being at or near inland waters, possessing or applying for a fishing licence and fishing 2019-10-29
Michael Hutchings
Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 33 Fisheries Act
Caught fish in contravention of the Act
2019 Seal $1,250 with 1 year to pay
Forfeiture of seal, 3-year prohibition from participating in the seal hunt or for applying for or obtaining a seal license
2019-10-29
Section 28(3) Marine Mammal Regulations -
Failed to palpate within a reasonable period of time
$1,250 fine with 1 year to pay
Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Ltd.
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - inaccurate fishing log 2018 Atlantic Halibut / Cod / White Hake $7,500 fine with 12 months to pay 2019-10-25
Derrick Hill
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - inaccurate fishing log 2018 Atlantic Halibut / Cod / White Hake $3,028 clawback with 12 months to pay 2019-10-25
Vere Darrah
Sambro, Nova Scotia
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - inaccurate fishing log 2018 Atlantic Halibut / Cod / White Hake $10,000 fine with 12 months to pay 2019-10-25
$6,200 clawback with 12 months to pay
Robert Gray
Sambro, Nova Scotia
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - inaccurate fishing log 2018 Atlantic Halibut / Cod Bycatch / White Hake $15,000 fine with 12 months to pay 2019-10-25
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - exceeded cod bycatch $7,300 clawback with 12 months to pay
Joey Pelley,
Little Burnt Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 57(1)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations - fished during closed time 2018 Lobster $1,500 fine with 12 months to pay
1 year prohibition
from being on tidal waters
2019-10-09
Robert Duffett
Catalina, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fishing gear not properly marked 2019 Lobster $500 fine with 30 days to pay 2019-10-03
Philllip Sheppard
Bay L’Argent, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fishing lobster traps without tags 2018 Lobster $5,000 fine with 12 months to pay
Forfeiture of 5 lobster pots and attached gear
2019-09-27
Section 27(1)(a) Fishery General Regulations - unmarked gear $1,000 fine with 12 months to pay
Roderick W. Smith
Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 13.1(5) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations - catch and retain salmon during closed time 2019 Recreational Salmon $500 fine with 18 months to pay
2019-09-24
Donald Bemister
Ragged Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations - attempted to net in inland waters 2018 Recreational Salmon $1,000 fine
Forfeiture of vehicle and net
Prohibition from recreational fishing for 2 years
Prohibition from being within 50 meters of inland waters for 2 years
2019-09-20
Joseph Hynes Jr.
New Ferrole, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 62 Fisheries Act - Obstructed a Fishery Officer 2017 Crab $3,000 fine with 26 months to pay 2019-09-19
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fished in wrong area $500 fine with 26 months to pay
Benedict Lavers
Port Saunders, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fished in wrong area 2017 Crab $1,000 fine with 6 months to pay 2019-09-19
Edmund Moores
Flowers Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 62 Fisheries Act - Obstructed a Fishery Officer 2017 Crab $3,000 fine with 18 months to pay 2019-09-19
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fished in wrong area $500 fine with 18 months to pay
Dean Offrey Sr.
Port Aux Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 62 Fisheries Act - Obstructed a Fishery Officer 2017 Crab $3,500 fine with 26 months to pay 2019-09-19
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fished in wrong area $500 fine with 18 months to pay
Section 249(1) Criminal Code of Canada - dangerous operation of a motor vessel $1,000 fine with 18 months to pay
George Plowman
Port Saunders, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 62 Fisheries Act - Obstructed a Fishery Officer 2017 Crab $2,500 fine with 26 months to pay 2019-09-19
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fished in wrong area $500 fine with 26 months to pay
Morris Anstey
Summerford, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - fished in a closed zone 2018 Crab $5,000 fine with 12 months to pay
Court Order - 15 min VMS for five years on any boat that Mr. Anstey owns, operates as a skipper and/or is present as a crewmember
2019-09-16
William Hiscock
Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 3(2) Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations - Fishing in a contaminated shellfish area 2019 Contaminated Shellfish $750 fine with 6 months to pay 2019-08-22
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