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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
Fred Smith

St. John’s, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations - No vessel shall use a cod-end strengthening bag which mesh size is less than 130 mm Shrimp $1500.00 fine with 60 days to pay 2017-04-18
Robert Harnett

Seldom, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations – Fished crab in closed softshell grid Crab $2500.00 fine

$1900.00 clawback fine representing crab caught in closed grid
2017-04-11
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations – Failed to fully and accurately complete fishing logbook $2500.00 fine
Dennis Payne

Fogo, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations – Exceeded trip limit in licence conditions Turbot $1000.00 fine

$2300.00 clawback fine representing 2235 pounds of turbot
2017-04-11
Darrell and Gerald White

Indian Bay, NL
Section 91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Exceeded daily quota Recreational Groundfish fishery $800.00 fine each with 6 months to pay

1 year prohibition from recreational groundfish fishery
2017-04-04
Gerard Tatchell

Castor River North, NL
Exceeded daily limit of Groundfish Recreational Groundfish fishery $3000.00 fine

Forfeiture of 247 Atlantic cod, vessel and engine
2017-03-28
Unlawful retention of Atlantic halibut $600.00 fine

Forfeiture of one Atlantic halibut
Dean Offrey Jr

Port Au Choix, NL
Section 44(2) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Retained more than 10% undersized herring during a fishing trip Herring (Purse Seine) $2000.00 fine

Additional $6696.57 for the amount of undersized herring retained with 12 months to pay
2017-03-24
Danny Goulding

Gambo, NL
Section 10(2)Fisheries General Regulation – Jig and attempted to jig fish in inland waters 2016 Inland Fishery $1800.00 fine with 6 months to pay

Prohibited from fishing in inland NL waters for 2 years
2017-03-10
Rodney Power

St. Lawrence, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations - Possessed Atlantic Halibut when TAC is taken Cod $5000.00 fine

Forfeiture of proceeds from the sale of fish ($642.00)
2017-03-07
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations -  Failed to all catch verified by Dockside observer $2000.00 fine
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations - Failed to accurately complete fishing logbook $2000.00 fine
Section 36(2) Fishery General Regulations -  Possessed fish that could not be readily identified $1000.00 fine
Lee Pond Jr

Badger’s Quay, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations - Exceeded daily limit of fish to be landed Herring $1500.00 fine with 6 months to pay

Forfeiture of value of extra herring landed ($4334.13)
2017-03-02
Jacob Norman

Kelligrews, NL
Section 14(1)(b) – Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Fished for scallops without a licence Scallop $1000.00 fine

Forfeiture of scuba gear and related equipment
2017-03-01
Patrick Keough

Plate Cove West, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations - 
Failure to fully and accurately complete his Fishing Log on a daily basis
Capelin $1000.00 fine 2017-02-23
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations -
Exceeded his daily limit of capelin
$750.00 fine

$1033.65 representing value of catch with 12 months to pay
Rodney Nippard/Malcolm Nippard

Embree, NL
Section 91(1) Atlantic Fishery Regulations -
Fished for cod during a closed time
Cod $700.00 fine each

Forfeiture of 3 cod and 2 fishing rods, with 90 days to pay for Rodney, and 30 days to pay for Malcolm

One year prohibition from recreational cod fishing
2017-02-14
Steve Hodder

Main Point, NL
Section 33 of the Fisheries Act -
Possessed fish caught in contravention of the Fisheries Act
  $500.00 fine with 90 days to pay

Forfeiture of net, flounder and fish pan
2017-02-14
Derrick Bauld

Harris Point, NL
Section 33 of the Fisheries Act - Possessed fish caught in contravention of the Fisheries Act   $500.00 fine with 90 days to pay

Forfeiture of net, flounder and fish pan
2017-02-14
Calvin Bruce Jenkins

Twillingate, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations – Fished crab in an area closed to crab fishing Crab $2000.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2017-02-14
Eric Penney

Seldom, NL
Section  22(7) - Fisheries General Regulations -   Failed to fully and accurately complete logbook Cod $1250.00 fine

 
2017-02-14
Section 22(7) - Fisheries General Regulations  - Offloaded catch without proper authorization $750.00 fine
Cecil Penney

Seldom, NL
Section 22(7) - Fishery General Regulations -  Failed to fully and accurately complete logbook Cod $1250.00 fine 2017-02-14
Section  22(7) – Fisheries General Regulations  - Offloaded catch without proper authorization $750.00 fine
 

Nigel Warren

Grand Bank, NL
Section 5(4) Migratory Birds Regulations -  Hunted murre during closed time Migratory Birds $250.00 fine
30 days to pay

Forfeiture of 1 Murre
2017-02-08
Section 6(b)Migratory Birds Regulations -  Possessed  migratory bird carcass $250.00 fine with 30 days to pay
Roger Hammond

Catalina, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations – Fished in an area closed to shrimp fishing, known as Funk Island Deep Shrimp $5000.00 fine

$2861.95 representing value of catch with 24 months to pay
2017-02-02
Christopher Feltham

Glovertown, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations –
Exceeded Daily limit to be landed
Capelin $800.00 fine for overlimit and $750.00 for false and misleading with 6 months to pay

Additional $773.00 clawback for value of extra capelin landed
2017-02-01
Section 63(3) Fisheries Act – False and misleading documents
Glenn Poole

Belleoram, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations -  Fished with 24 lobster traps before 0600 hrs on opening date Lobster $1500.00 fine with
3 months to pay

24 hour prohibition from fishing lobster in the 2017 lobster season
2017-02-01
Cluney Pardy

Musgrave Harbour, NL
Section 22(7) – Fishery General Regulations – Offloading crab without a dockside monitor present Area 4 Crab $1000.00 fine with 30 days to pay

Forfeiture of seized crab
2017-01-31
Paul Winter *Section 5(4) Migratory Birds Regulations -  Hunting migratory birds during closed time  N/A $1000.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2017-01-20
   
Badger’s Quay, NL Prohibited from holding a migratory bird license for one year
Andrew Hunt Jigging and attempting to jig fish in inland waters - Section 10(2) of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations Salmon $1400.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2017-01-11
   
Fort McMurray, AB Prohibited from fishing in inland waters of Newfoundland and Labrador for one year
Roy Pardy Section 57(1)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – fishing during closed time Lobster $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2017-01-11
  Section 33 Fisheries Act – Possessing fish caught in contravention $500.00 fine with 6 months to pay
Harbour Mille, NL Section 59(2) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – undersized catch $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Derrick Peach Section 53(b) Atlantic Fishery Regulations Snow crab $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2017-01-10
     
Red Harbour, NL Crab in possession that was less than 95mm in width Forfeiture of 3 lbs Snow Crab
Bobby Thomas Wild Life Act – Section 27(1) Improperly tagging salmon Salmon $300.00 fine to be paid forthwith 2017-01-06
   
Pollard’s Point, NL 5 year prohibition from holding an inland fishing license
   
  Forfeiture of fly rod and reel, one Atlantic salmon
Clyde Hunt

Wareham, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7)
Fishing in a closed area (Conservation Exclusion Zone)
Snow Crab $1000.00 fine with 7 months to pay 2016-12-21
Robert Legrow  Wild Life Act – Section 27(1) Improperly tagging salmon Salmon $250.00 fine to be paid forthwith 2016-12-20
   
 St Johns, NL Forfeiture of two Atlantic salmon
Avery and Perry Roberts

Triton, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations – Failed to comply with a condition of their 2016 Snow Crab Licence - Fished in an Area not authorized by licence Snow Crab $750.00 fine each 2016-12-14
Harvey Anderson

Burin, NL
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations – Possession of improperly tagged salmon Salmon $250.00 fine with
30 days to  pay

5 years prohibition from holding inland fishing licence
2016-12-14
Section 33 Fisheries Act – possess fish caught in contravention $250.00 fine with
30 days to  pay
Winston Baker

Grand Bank, NL
Section 6(4)Wildlife Regulations -  improperly tagged salmon Salmon $500.00 fine with
2 months to pay

Forfeitures of rod/reel/lure, 1 Atlantic Salmon
2016-12-14
10(2)                      
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations – failure to release foul hooked fish
Prohibited from holding an inland fishing licence for a period of 5 years.
Brett Cox

English Harbour West, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Condition of licence -  Misreporting
Groundfish
White Hake
$100.00 fine 2016-12-14
Steward Hodge

Lord’s Cove, NL
Section 6(3)Wildlife Regulations – failure to affix a tag Salmon $600.00 fine with
3 months to pay
2016-12-14
Section 6(4)Wildlife Regulations – improperly tagged salmon Forfeitures of  rod/reel/lure, and 1 Atlantic Salmon
10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations- failure to release foul hooked fish Prohibited from holding an inland fishing licence for a period of 5 years
Desmond King

Grand Bank, NL
Section 6(3)Wildlife Regulations – improperly tagged salmon Salmon $500.00 fine with
2 months to pay
2016-12-14
10(2)                      
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulation.- failure to release foul hooked fish
Forfeitures of  Rod/reel/lure

Prohibited from holding an inland fishing licence for a period of 5 years
Martin Burton

Springdale, NL
Section 52(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations -
Fishing Crab Close Time
Crab $2000.00 fine with 1 year to pay

79(2) Order – 15 minute VMS for all Crab fishing conducted during 2017 season
2016-12-06

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