Pacific region

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The following table sets out convictions over the last six months.

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Acronyms of Legislations/Regulations
Pacific region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
JORGENSEN, Paul, Campbell River, BC September 4, 2017. Port McNeill, BC. BCSFR s 37 (1) (b) catch and retain undersized Dungeness crab. Dungeness crab, recreational fishery Ticket $250 2017-10-23
THOMPSON, Raymond Jesse
Ladysmith, BC
Between October 28, 2012 and October 31, 2012
Port Hardy, BC
FA s.25 (1) did place or set gear or apparatus during a close time.

November 1, 2012
Port Hardy, BCFGR s.22 (7) did commit an offence contravening or failing to comply with a condition of a commercial fishing licence.
Commercial halibut / Close time in a Rockfish Convservation Area $5,000 fine and an additional $9,500 fine pursuant to s. 79 of the FA
$1, 000 fine and an additional $9,500 fine pursuant to s. 79 of the FA of the $25, 000 total fine, $2000 ordered payable to Institute for Oceans and Fisheries of the University of British Columbia for use in rockfish projects; and $2000 ordered payable to Department of Biology, University of Victoria for use in rockfish projects.
2017-10-19
Sackmann, James- Selah, Washington, USA September 1, 2017 Port Alberni, BC.  BCSFR s 25(1) & 36(1)(a), 36(1)b & 36(1)d). Retain fish in excess of daily quota & possess fish of undeterminable species, size and number Lingcod, Rockfish & Salmon, Recreational Fishery $300 Fine and forfeiture of cooler and all fish 2017-10-18
HANSEN, Mark, Sayward, BC 23 August, 2017. Port McNeill, BC BCSFR s 49 fish for salmon with prohibited gear. Salmon, recreational fishery VPT $150 2017-10-16
WONG, Patrick, Burnaby, BC 03 September, 2017. Coal Harbour, BC BCSFR s 25(1) catch and retain more fish than daily quota. Rockfish, recreational fishery VPT $350 2017-10-10
Chickite, Nathan, Campbell River, BC June 05, 2014. Tahsis, BC. FGR s.22(7) Fail to Comply with Licence Conditions Retain Undersize Prawns Prawn, Commercial Prawn Fishery $1,500.00 Court Ordered Fine & forfeiture of undersized prawns 2017-10-07
Chickite, Sheldon, Campbell River, BC June 05, 2014. Tahsis, BC. FGR s.22(7) Fail to Comply with Licence Conditions Retain Undersize Prawns Prawn, Commercial Prawn Fishery $1,500.00 Court Ordered Fine & forfeiture of undersized prawns 2017-10-07
COZENS, Barrie Ladysmith BC. August 12, 2017. Port Alberni, BC. FA S.33 Possess illegally caught fish, FA S. 63(1) false statement to a fishery officer.  Lingcod and Rockfish, recreational fishery.  $2,000 court-ordered fine 2017-10-04
MAK, Bruce, Richmond, BC 03 September, 2017. Coal Harbour, BC BCSFR s 25(1) catch and retain more fish than daily quota. Rockfish, recreational fishery VPT $150 2017-10-02
SPEED, Larry William Magna Bay, BC September 14, 2017. Kitimat, BC. BCSFR s.22 Fail to maintain catch records. BCSFR s.49 Fish for salmon with prohibited gear. Chinook salmon, recreational tidal fishery $250.00 2017-09-28
NG, Wai-Ping Betty, Richmond, BC 03 September, 2017. Coal Harbour, BC BCSFR s 25(1) catch and retain more fish than daily quota. Rockfish, recreational fishery VPT $150 2017-09-28
HAREUTHER, Brady, Salmon Arm, BC September 1, 2016 Enderby BC., Contravene court order made per Fisheries Act S 79.6(a), prohibiting fishing Chinook salmon, recreational non tidal Plead guilty, $750 fine and extended fishing prohibition additional 18 months 2017-09-26
BARTON, Darren, Campbell River, BC July 6, 2017. Winter Harbour, BC. BCSFR s. 49 fish for salmon with prohibited gear and s. 22 failure to maintain catch records Chinook salmon, recreational fishery Ticket $250 2017-09-18
LI, Nan                      Vancouver, BC August 15, 2017  Powell River, BC  BCSFR s.36(a) Overlimit manila clams                  s.35 Overlimit oysters Manila Clams                      Pacific Oysters, Recreational Fishery Ticket $2000   2017-09-14
PHAM, Thi Thanh      Vancouver, BC August 23, 2017. Powell River, BC  BCSFR s.35(1) Overlimit oysters                        s.36(a) Overlimit clams Manila Clams                      Pacific Oysters, Recreational Fishery Ticket $1000 2017-09-13
NGUYEN, Salem, Abbotsford, BC July 5, 2016. Barnet Marine Park, BC. BCSFR s.36(b) catch/retain more than the daily quota of crab Dungeness Crab, Recreational Fishery $1000 court-ordered fine 2017-08-15
SPINKS, Michael, Lytton, BC August 21, 2015. Lytton, BC. ACFLR s. 7 fished with gillnet and retained sockeye salmon Sockeye Salmon, Aboriginal Fishery Plead guilty, $400 fine forfeited gill net, 5 Sockeye Salmon and backpack 2017-08-15
NGUYEN, Salem, Abbotsford, BC July 5, 2016. Barnet Marine Park, BC. BCSFR s.37 (1)(b) catch/retain undersize Dungeness crab Dungeness Crab, Recreational Fishery $1000 court-ordered fine 2017-08-15
NGUYEN, Salem, Abbotsford, BC July 5, 2016. Barnet Marine Park, BC. FGR 22(7) contravene licence conditions Dungeness Crab, Recreational Fishery $800 court-ordered fine 2017-08-15
NGUYEN, Salem, Abbotsford, BC July 5, 2016. Barnet Marine Park, BC. BCSFR s.39 no person to crab with more than two ring/dip nets Dungeness Crab, Recreational Fishery $150 court-ordered fine 2017-08-15
BROWN, Reynard Bella Bella, BC June 29, 2015. Bella Bella, BC. PFR s. 25-No Fish Harvester Registration Card. 2xFGR s. 22-7-Fail to comply with licence conditions-Fail to submit Start Fishing Report & keep Harvest Logbook onboard. July 7, 2015. Bella Bella, BC.  2xFGR s. 22-7-Fail to comply with licence conditions-Fail to submit End Fishing Report & Daily Catch Report. September 7, 2015. Bella Bella, BC. FGR s. 22-7-Fail to comply with licence conditions-have salmon on board vessel  6 hours prior to Commercial Salmon Fishery. Salmon, Commercial Fishery $7000- court-order fine 2017-07-27
CAYFORD, Robert      Ferndale, Washington, USA July 18, 2017  Egmont, BC  BCSFR s. 49 Fish for salmon with prohibited gear Chinook Salmon, Recreational Fishery Ticket $300 2017-07-27
FORBES, Peter William Nanoose Bay, BC July 12, 2016. Kitimat, BC. F(G)R s.22(7) Fail to comply with condition of salmon seine licence by not hailing out Commercial Pink Salmon by Seine Guilty Plea- Fine of $2500.00 2017-07-17
Sanford, Robert, Chilliwack, BC July, 27th 2016 Hope BC ACFLR s.7 Fail to comply with licence conditions - Remove unprocessed fish from Dry Rack site Sockeye salmon - Traditional First Nations Dry Rack fishery $1250.00 Court Ordered Fine and Forfeiture of $1985.00 from sale of seized fish 2017-07-13
BREDT, Noni                     Lund, BC May, 26, 2017. Okeover Inlet, BC         BCSFR s.35 Overlimit oysters                                 s.18(1)(a) No license Pacific Oysters, Recreational Fishery Ticket $250 2017-07-06