Pacific region

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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
BULLOCK, Michael Andrew July 25 - July 28, 2017
Prince Rupert, BC
Oceans Act - s.6(a) HSQCSMPA Regs., fish in Glass Sponge Reef
Commercial Halibut $25,000 Court ordered fine  2019-10-15
BULLOCK, Michael Andrew July 25 - July 28, 2017
Prince Rupert, BC
FA s.33, possess fish caught in contravention
Commercial Halibut $20,000 Court fine 2019-10-15
TRAM, De Van
Prince Rupert, BC 
May 25, 2018
Work Channel, BC
FA s.33, 3 counts
Commercial Prawn Fishery, Spot Prawn  $5,000 fine, $16,000 s.79 order, forefieture of $28,437.59 2019-10-07
BROOKS, James
Bend, Oregon, USA
September 22, 2019
Sooke, BC
BCSFR s.49 Prohibited gear (Barbed hooks) and BCSFR s.44, catch retain Salmon in excess of quota (Wild Coho)
Recreational Coho Salmon (Wild) $150 +$150 = $300 2019-09-24
JOHNSON, James Michael
Florence, Texas, USA
September 22, 2019
Sooke, BC
BCSFR s.49 Prohibited gear (Barbed hooks) and BCSFR s.44, catch retain Salmon in excess of quota (Wild Coho)
Recreational Coho Salmon (Wild) $150 +$150 = $300 2019-09-24
MIZERA, Paul James
Ducanby Lodge, BC
September 6, 2019
Bella Bella, BC
BCSFR s.49, fishing for salmon with illegal gear (2 barbed hooks)
Salmon, Recreational fishery Ticket $300; 2 rods and reels forfeited, $2000 estimated value 2019-09-20
XUE, Teng
Surrey, BC
August 18, 2019
Nanoose Bay, BC
Exceed daily quota for Clams BCSFR 35(1)
Recreational shellfish - Clams $750 2019-09-13
CURRIE, James
Masset, BC
June 22, 2019
Masset, BC
BCSFR s. 22 Fail to record Chinook (2); F(G)R s.22(7), fail to record Halibut
Chinook, Recreational Halibut, Recreational fishery $950 total fine; forfeiture of two Chinook Salmon and one Halibut 2019-09-13
CROFT, Arthur Stephen
Port Coquitlam, BC
September 6, 2019
Bella Bella, BC
BCSFR s.49, fishing for salmon with illegal gear (2 barbed hooks)
Salmon, Recreational fishery Ticket $300 2019-09-13
SALMON, Ryan
Port Alberni, BC
June 14, 2019
Masset, BC
BCSFR s.36(b), no person shall catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of Crab
Dungeness Crab, Recreational  $350 total fine; release of five live Dungeness Crab 2019-09-12
NATONTON, Junar
Langley, BC
August 4, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
Possess more than twice daily quota of Oysters BCSFR 13(1)
Recreational shellfish - Pacific Oysters $1000, forfeiture of 1 cooler, 1 bucket 2019-09-10
ZHANG, Xaioli
Thornhill, ON
August 18, 2019
Nanoose Bay, BC
Exceed daily quota for Clams BCSFR 35(1)
Recreational shellfish - Clams $750, forfeiture of 1 cooler, 2 buckets and 2 garden rakes 2019-09-03
TRIEU, Binh
Sechelt, BC 
August 15, 2019
Sechelt, BC
BCSFR s.36(a) Overlimit Clams 
CSSP-Contamination Closure Ticket $1000; forfeiture of 103 Clams 2019-09-03
TAVASZI, Lorand
Coquitlam, BC 
August 8, 2019
Powell River, BC
BCSFR s.48 undersize Salmon, BCSFR s.29(1)(d) undersize Lingcod
Salmon and Lingcod, Recreational fishery Ticket $350; forfeiture of two coho salmon and one lingcod 2019-08-28
WANG, Xu
Richmond, BC
August 19, 2019
Nanoose Bay, BC
possess more than twice daily quota of Clams BCSFR 13(1)
Recreational shellfish - Clams $300 2019-08-26
GUO, Yinling
Richmond, BC
August 19, 2019
Nanoose Bay, BC
possess more than twice daily quota of Clams BCSFR 13(1)
Recreational shellfish - Clams $300 2019-08-26
BONGOLON, Reynald
Langley, BC
August 4, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
possess more than twice daily quota of Oysters BCSFR 13(1)
Recreational shellfish - Pacific Oysters $1000, forfeiture of 1 cooler, 1 bucket 2019-08-23
FARLEY, James
Parksville, BC
August 6, 2019
French Creek, BC
Fail to maintain catch records BCSFR 22
Retain Salmon in excess of daily quota BCSFR 44
Retain Chinook Salmon less than 62 cm BCSFR 48
Recreational finfish - salmon $550, forfeiture two Chinook Salmon 2019-08-22
COHEN, Susan
Queen Charlotte, BC 
 June 21, 2019
Rose Harbour, BC
BCSFR s.38 Fishing Crab with illegal gear (Obstucted escape hole) 
Crab - Recreational fishery  Ticket $300 2019-08-13
WARD, Brock
Calgary, AB
July 12, 2019
Sandspit, BC
Count 1: FGR - License condition 22(7), Halibut over possession; Count 2: FGR - License condition 22(7), Halibut fail to record
Halibut - Recreational fishery Count 1: $1000 fine
Count 2: $2000 fine 
2019-08-13
BABCOCK, Scott Stephen July 19, 2018
Prince Rupert, BC
s.7(1)Marine Mammal Regulations. Disturb Whales <100m 
Marine Mammal Disturbance $1500 Court order and $500 Court fine 2019-08-08
MONTANEZ, Jenelyn
Burnaby BC
July 3, 2019
Sechelt, BC
BCSFR s.36(a)verlimit Clams
Clams, Recreational fishery Ticket $250, forfeiture of 248 Clams. 2019-07-31
QIN, Yuling
Beijing, China
June 28, 2019
Powell River, BC
BCSFR s.35(1), overlimit Oysters.
Oysters, Recreational fishery Ticket $500, forfeiture 82 Oysters. 2019-07-29
WU, Zhen
Surrey, BC
June 28, 2019
Powell River, BC
BCSFR s.35(1), overlimit Oysters.
Oysters, Recreational fishery Ticket $500, forfeiture 82 Oysters. 2019-07-26
FAN, Libo
Surrey, BC 
June 28, 2019
Powell River, BC
BCSFR s.35(1), overlimit Oysters.
Oysters, Recreational fishery Ticket $500, forfeiture 82 Oysters. 2019-07-26
VU, Hai Toan
Campbell River, BC
July 2, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
Exceed daily quota for Clams BCSFR 35(1)
Recreational shellfish - Clams $500 2019-07-15
WILLIAMS, John
Comox, BC 
June 14, 2019
Hornby Island, BC
BCSFR s.44, overlimit Chinook
Chinook, Recreational fishery Ticket $200, forfeiture of two Chinook Salmon, one Diawa Rod and Islander Reel, two Scotty Electric downriggers. 2019-07-09
ROFFEY, Christopher
Cumberland, BC 
June 14, 2019
Hornby Island, BC
BCSFR s.44, overlimit Chinook
Chinook, Recreational fishery Ticket $400, forfeiture of three Chinook Salmon, one Amundson Rod and Islander Reel. 2019-07-09
HEPBURN, Carlos
Surrey, BC
May 19, 2019
Pender Harbour, BC
BCSFR s.25(1), overlimit Rockfish, BCSFR s.18(a) Fish without a license
Rockfish, Recreational fishery Ticket $250, forfeiture of one Yelloweye Rockfish. 2019-07-08
JANSEN, Darcy
Queen Charlotte City, BC
April 13, 2019
Cumshewa Inlet, Haida Gwaii, BC
BCSFR 35(1), over quota Prawns (x105 Prawns)
Recreational fishery - Spot Prawn $500 2019-07-09
GRAY, Janet
Queen Charlotte City, BC
April 13, 2019
Cumshewa Inlet, Haida Gwaii, BC
BCSFR 35(1), over quota Prawns (x106 Prawns)
Recreational fishery - Spot Prawn $500 2019-07-09
LIANG, Feng
Delta, BC
July 6, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
Possess more than twice daily quota of Oysters BCSFR 13(1)
Recreational shellfish - Pacific Oysters $1000 2019-07-08
WANG, Jin
Calgary, AB
July 4, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
Catch and retain undersize Crab BCSFR 37(1)
Recreational shellfish - Red rock Crab  $300 2019-07-04
BUI, Van Duc
Coquitlam, BC
April 25, 2018
Ladysmith, BC
(1) Place fishing gear during close time FA 25(1)
(2) Possess fish contrary to Act FA33
(3) Fish without authority of a licence PFR 26(1)
Commercial Prawns $10,000 fine and forfeiture of 104 Prawn traps and gear  2019-06-19
GRIMSTON, Paul Kenneth
Errington, BC
August 28, 2017
La Perousse Bank, BC
BCSFR s.49, prohibited gear (Barbed hook), FA s.63(1), make false or misleading statement and FA s.33, possess fish caught in contravention of regulations
Chinook Salmon, Guide, Recreational fishery Appearance Notice Court ordered fine BCSFR s.49 $1000 Court ordered fine FA s.63(1) $2000 Court ordered fine FA s.33 $1000, forfeiture of one fishing rod and reel and one Chinook Salmon 2019-06-19
MACDONALD, Thomas
Gillies Bay, BC
May 31, 2019
Powell River, BC
BCSFR s.44, overlimit Chinook, BCSFR s.49 Fish Salmon with prohibited gear
Chinook, Recreational fishery Ticket $300, forfeiture of one Chinook Salmon, one rod and reel. 2019-06-18
GUERIN, Robert Wayne
Chemainus, BC
April 27, 2016
Chemainus, BC
Harvest Clams in contaminated area MCFR 3(2)
Commercial shellfish - Clams Conditional sentence order (30 days curfew in residence); Suspended Sentence; Probation order: 12 Month(s); no fishing for Clams 2019-06-13
GREENE, Allen, Halfmoon Bay, BC June 12, 2019,
Sechelt, BC
BCSFR s.24(1), fish during a close time
Salmon, Recreational fishery Ticket $250 2019-06-13
LE, Tuan
Surrey, BC 
January 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018,
Powell River, BC
FGR s.22(7), fail to comply with conditions of licence
Crabs, Commercial fishery  $20,000 Court ordered fine, 4 month fishing prohibition, forfeiture of 154 commercial traps 2019-06-06
Sea World Fisheries Ltd.
Vancouver, BC
April 1, 2018
Powell River, BC
PFR s.26(1), fish without a licence
Crabs, Commercial fishery  $2000 Court ordered fine 2019-06-06
LIN, Jin
Richmond, BC 

May 1, 2019
Egmont, BC
BCSFR s.24(1), overlimit Rockfish 

Rockfish, Recreational fishery Ticket $250, forfeiture of two Yelloweye Rockfish. 2019-06-03
GUERIN, Robert Wayne
Chemainus, BC
Chemainus, BC
(1) March 16, 2019
Harvest Clams contaminated area MCFR 3(2)
(2) March 17, 2017
Harvest Clams contaminated area MCFR 3(2)
(3) March 17, 2017
Obstruct Fishery Officer - FA s.62
Commercial shellfish - Clams (1) Conditional sentence order - 4 months (curfew in residence)
(2) Conditional sentence order - 4 months concurrent
(3) Conditional sentence order- 1 month concurrent der: 24 Month(s); no fishing for Clams
2019-05-30
IWASAWA, Masao
Nanaimo, BC
August 20, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
Fish for Salmon with barbed hooks s.49 BCSFR
Recreational finfish - Salmon $300, forfeiture of hooks 2019-05-23
GUO, Hu Gang
Richmond, BC
May 22, 2019
Nanaimo, BC
Retain more than daily limit rockfish BCSFR 25(1)
Recreational finfish - Rockfish $300, forfeiture of fishing rod and reel 2019-05-23
LIU, Chin
Richmond, BC 
May 3, 2019
Egmont, BC
BCSFR s.25(1) Overlimit Rockfish, BCSFR s.22, failure to maintain catch records 
Rockfish/Lingcod, Recreational fishery Ticket $500. Forfeiture of six Rockfish, one Lingcod, one cooler, one rod and reel and bag of assorted tackle 2019-05-15
DINH, Bat Van
Vancouver, BC
August 1, 2018
PFR: 63 Fish for Crab during closed time.
FGR: 22(7), fail to comply with a condition of licence: Left trap in water for more than 18 consecutive days
Fishery: Commercial Crab Area H One count: PFR: 63 $5,000 fine
One count: FGR: 22(7) $3,000 fine
Total Penalties: $8,000 fine
2019-05-08
LEASK, Vernon Eugene July 25 - 26, 2016
Prince Rupert, BC
s.33 F(G)R, failure to release incidental catch
Salmon Seine - Commercial  $950 2019-04-16
LEASK, Vernon Eugene July, 28, 2019
Prince Rupert, BC
s.22(7) F(G)R, failure to offload at designated landing site
Salmon Seine - Commercial  $1,000 2019-04-16