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
Robert Neil Sutton
Pickering, Ontario
S. 10(2) Newfoundland Labrador Fishery Regulations
Retained foul hooked fish in inland waters
2019 Trout (Recreational) $500 fine with 6 months to pay
Forfeiture of rod and 18 trout
6 month prohibition on recreational angling
2020-03-09
Craig Ryan
LaScie, White Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
S. 22(7) Fishery (General) Regulations
Failure to palpate
2017 Seal $1000 fine with one year to pay 2020-03-05
Ivan Woodworth
Point Leamington, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Inaccurate fishing log 2018 Snow Crab $5000 fine with 18 months to pay 2020-02-27
Section 27(1) Fishery General Regulations - Used fishing gear not named in licence $2500 fine with 18 months to pay
Rachel Durnford
Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeded maximum number of pots 2019 Snow Crab $1000 fine with 6 months to pay 2020-02-26
Corwin Smith
Hare Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations - Attempted to jig fish 2019 Recreational Angling Salmon $2000 fine with 24 months to pay
2 year prohibition from angling in Inland waters
2020-02-18
Richard Budgell
Wareham, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations - Improperly tagged salmon 2019 Recreational Angling Salmon $100 fine with 2 months to pay 2020-02-18
Eugene Hogan
Northern Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Exceeded daily limit 2019 Recreational Groundfish $750 fine with 6 months to pay
One year prohibition
2020-02-13
John English
Jobs Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Exceeded daily limit 2019 Recreational Groundfish $750 fine with 6 months to pay
One year prohibition
2020-02-13
Daniel Delaney
Gull Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Exceeded daily limit 2019 Recreational Groundfish $1200 fine with 6 months to pay
One year prohibition
2020-02-13
Jeff Noseworthy
Leading Tickles, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Exceeded daily limit 2019 Cod $1500 fine with 18 months to pay
Forfeiture of all seized items
Prohibition from taking part in the Recreational Groundfish Fishery for 1 year
2020-02-12
David Jones
Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeded daily limit 2019 Commerical Capelin $2000 fine with one year to pay
$3,032.29 clawback
2020-02-04
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
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