Pacific region

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

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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
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
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
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
McKinnell Fishing LTD ,
Chemainus BC
Between November 9, 2011 and September 17,2012 did: Crab, commercial Total $29,000.00 2017-06-09
  Fish in the dioxin closure on two dates between January 6 and 26, 2012 contrary to s.63 PFR   $8,000  
  Fish in the dioxin closure on May 9 and 15, 2012 contrary to s.63 PFR   $8,000  
  Fish in the dioxin closure between August 3 and September 17, 2012 contrary to s.63 PFR   $8,000  
  Fish in the Kuper Island seasonal closure contrary to s.63 PFR   $2,000  
  Fish in the Kuper Island seasonal closure Fishing in the Kuper Island seasonal closure contrary to s.63 PFR   $2,000  
  Provide incomplete, inaccurate or false information in the harvest log concerning the areas or subareas fished contrary to s.22(7) FGR   $500  
  Provide incomplete, inaccurate or false information in the harvest log concerning the areas or subareas fished contrary to s.22(7) FGR   $500  
HACKETT, Curtis, Powell River, BC October 16, 2015 Okeover, BC. FA s. 63(1) Provide False or Misleading Statement to a Fishery Officer Manila Clams, Aboriginal Bivalve 21 Day Court Ordered Jail Term 2017-05-04
CANTA, DARIO, Halfmoon Bay, BC April 3, 2017 Sechelt, BC. BCSFR s. 49 Fish for Salmon with Prohibited Gear s. 18(a) Fish Without a Licence Chinook Salmon, Recreational Salmon Tidal Ticket $250.00, Forfeiture of Terminal Gear 2017-04-27
UNCAO, Alfredo, North Vancouver, BC April 3, 2017 Pender Harbor, BC. BCSFR s. 49 Fish for Salmon with Prohibited Gear (2 counts)  FGR s. 11 Fail to Produce a Licence Chinook Salmon, Recreational Salmon Tidal Ticket $335, Forfeiture of one Rod/Reel and terminal Gear 2017-04-19
LE, Van Tan, Prince Rupert, BC Between June 21, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Masset, BC. PFR s. 63 Fishing within a closed area Dungeness crab, commercial fishery $15,000 total penalty:  $1000 court order fine and $14,000  79.2(f) FA Order 2017-04-10
LE, Huu Tuan, Surrey BC February 19, 2017 Lund, BC. FGR s. 33(1)(c) Fail to forthwith return fish to the water (6 counts)  Box Crab, Rockfish, Flounder, Commercial Crab Ticket $300, Forfeiture of Catch 2017-04-04
STEINBACH, Christian J. Courtenay BC Nov 18, 2016  Campbell River BC BCSFR S.36 - Overpossession of Dungeness Crab Fisheries Act S. 63(1) - Provide a False Statement to a Fishery Officer Dungeness Crab - Recreational Fishery Combined Penalty $3500, Forfieture of Crab Traps and 16 Crabs, One Year Prohibition from participating in Recreational Crab Fishing or Possession of Crabs or Crab Fishing Gear 2017-03-20
KIM Myung Hyun, Port Hardy, BC March 10, 2016. Cluxewe Beach Port McNeill, BC. FA s.33 Posess fish caught in contravention of regulation. MCFR s.3(2) ... no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order. Butter Clams, recreational fishery Court Order fine amount: $250 per charge. Two charges for a total of $500.00 2017-03-14
PARK Keum Ja, Port Hardy BC March 10, 2016. Cluxewe Beach Port McNeill, BC. FA s.33 Posess fish caught in contravention of regulation. MCFR s.3(2) ... no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order. Butter Clams, recreational fishery Court Order fine amount: $250 per charge. Two charges for a total of $500.00  2017-03-14
VAN VLIET, Cornelius, Lund, BC November 24, 2015. Savary Island, BC. PFR s. 26(1) Fish without authority of a license FA s.33 Possess illegally caught fish Manila Clams, Area C Commercial Clam Fishery Conditional Sentence Order for six months (First three months house arrest). Forfeiture of Vessel and gear. Prohibition Order for five years. Prohibited from all forms of fishing for five years. No rakes or clams in possession. Not to be in the company of anyone digging clams. Must be 100m away from anyone digging clams. Cannot transport any shellfish harvesters.   2017-02-23
Joseph, Charles Edward

Port Hardy, BC
August 25, 2013

Port Hardy, BC

FA s.25 (1) did place or set fishing gear or apparatus in water, along a beach or within a fishery during a close time
Sockeye salmon - closed time / closed area $2,000 court-ordered fine 2017-02-17
Joseph, Charles Edward

Port Hardy, BC
October 4, 18 and 27 of 2015

Port McNeill, BC

ACFLR s.7 fail to comply with condition of licence - did fail to record the Daily Catch Report Confirmation Numbers in the harvest log for each day fished not later than six hours following the completion of a fishery opening
Chum salmon - commercial fishery $2,250 court-ordered fine 2017-02-17
Paul, Daniel Thomas

Kitimat, BC
January 24, 2014.

Kitimat, BC.

FGR s.35(2) Illegal sale of fish.

PFR s.63 Fish closed time.
Dungeness crab, prawn

Aboriginal FSC Fishery
$5,000.00 fine and $5,000.00 79.2(f) FA payment order,

publish letter in local newspaper outlining the offence and sentence, forfeiture of $205 cash, 21 lbs of prawn and 72 crab
2017-02-03