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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
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
Ronald Coles
Deep Bay, NL
Section 79.6(b) Fisheries Act – Violation of court order Cod Stewardship 30 days conditional sentence order 2016-09-09
Section 79.6(b) Fisheries Act – Violation of court order 30 days conditional sentence order (consecutive)
$6000.00 in outstanding fines to be paid
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)
Kenneth Drew

Conne River, NL
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations – Possession of improperly tagged salmon Salmon - Recreational $800.00 fine with 30 days to pay

Forfeiture of gear and salmon

2 year prohibition from recreational fishing
2017-04-25
Fred Smith

St. John’s, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery General Regulations – Failed to fully and accurately complete fishing logbook $2500.00 fine
Dennis Payne

Fogo, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery General Regulations -  Failed to all catch verified by Dockside observer $2000.00 fine
Section 22(7) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) - 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
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) – Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery 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) Fishery 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

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