Pacific region

To report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations, please contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, or call the 24-hour, toll-free Observe, Record, Report line at: 1-800-465-4336.

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

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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
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
Gladstone, Tyrone Yoshito

Chilliwack , BC
August 22, 2015

Chilliwack BC Section 7.

ACFLR Contravene terms of a licence – to wit undersized gillnet mesh size
Sockeye Salmon $350.00 Court ordered fine and forfeiture of the gillnet 2017-01-31
Hunt, David Thomas

Port Hardy, BC
03 October 2012

Port Hardy

Fisheries Act Sec 33

Purchase, Sell or Possess Illegally caught fish
Butter Clams $500.00 2017-01-26
Hunt, David Thomas

Port Hardy, BC
11 December 2012

Port Hardy

Fisheries Act Sec 33

Purchase, Sell or Possess illegally caught fish
Butter Clams $750.00 2017-01-26
Hunt, David Thomas

Port Hardy, BC
Between 01 July and 31 December 2012

Port Hardy

Fisheries Act Sec 33

Purchase, Sell or Possess illegally caught fish
Butter Clams $750.00 2017-01-26
Hunt, David Thomas

Port Hardy, BC
Between 01 October and 04 October 2012

Port Hardy

Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations Sec 3(2) catch and retain prohibited species.
Butter Clams Probation Order: 1 year Suspended Sentence,

First Six months shall not harvest or possess any bivalve mollusk,

second six month shall only harvest or have in possession bivalve mollusks for own personal use and consumption
2017-01-26
Hunt, David Thomas

Port Hardy, BC
11 December 2012

Port Hardy

Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations Sec 3(2) catch and retain prohibited species.
Butter Clams 2017-01-26
Hunt, David Thomas

Port Hardy, BC
Between 01 July and 31 December 2012,

Port Hardy,

Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations Sec 3(2) catch and retain prohibited species.
Butter Clams 2017-01-26
MOISAN, Samantha
Topley, BC
June 30, 2016.  Kitimat, BC.  FA s.62 Obstruct / Hinder Fishery Officer. Chinook salmon, recreational fishery $400.00 fine plus forfeiture of rod / reel valued by the Judge at $1200.00 2017-01-20
FOUTS, Steven Elliot, Madeira Park, BC May 21, 2016. Devastation Channel, BC. FGR s. 22(7). Violation of licence conditions: Fail to fill out logbook Spot prawn, commercial fishery $500 court-ordered fine 2017-01-19
SEKULA, Robert,      Vancouver, BC July 08, 2016. FGR s. 22(7) Two violations of licence conditions: 1) Fail to have harvest logbook on board; 2) Fail to file start fishing report Sockeye salmon, commercial fishery $2000 court-ordered fine    (2x $1000 for each count) 2017-01-18
SEKULA, Mark,      Vancouver, BC July 08 2016. PFR s. 25: Commercial fishing without a licence (FRC). Sockeye salmon, commercial fishery $500 court-ordered fine 2017-01-18
Gwaii Wood Products ltd.
Masset, BC
Between June 24th and October 20th, 2010 near Port Clements B.C.

20 counts of harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat

s. 35(1)  FA
Salmon

Habitat

Destruction

Forestry
$120,000 Court Ordered Fine

A choice between:
$400,000 in additional court ordered fines
OR
The clear title transfer of the entire property to a non-governmental conservancy organization as agreed to by Crown.
2017-01-09
Howe Sound Forest Products ltd.
Campbell River, BC
Between June 24th and October 20th, 2010 near Port Clements B.C.

20 counts of harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat

s. 35(1)  FA
Salmon

Habitat

Destruction

Forestry
$1,100,000 Court Ordered Fine

Pursuant to section 79.2(a) of the FA, Prohibited from entering into contracts for the purchase or sale of logs or carrying put any work or undertaking related to logging or road construction related to logging, or entering into any contractual arrangements for any other person or corporation, to undertake those activities on its behalf or for its benefit for a period of five years commencing on March 1, 2017.

2017-01-09
I. Crosby Contracting ltd.
Queen Charlotte, B.C.
Between June 24th and October 20th, 2010 near Port Clements B.C.

20 counts of harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat

s. 35(1)  FA
Salmon

Habitat

Destruction

Forestry
$580,000 Court Ordered Fine

Pursuant to section 79.2(a) of the FA, Prohibited from Carrying out any work or undertaking related to logging or road construction related to logging, or entering into any contractual arrangements for any other person or corporation, to undertake those activities on its behalf or for its benefit for a period of six months commencing on March 1, 2017.
2017-01-09
BRODIE, Gordon Charlie

Campbell River, BC.  
August 17th, 2015. Bella Bella BC.

FGR 22 (7) to wit; fail to hail in to fishery by obtaining a start fishing number.   
Chum salmon. Commercial Gill net Fishery.  $700 fine.  2017-01-06
BEMI, Michael ,  Saltspring Island, B.C. June 7, 2016 Barkley Sound , Fishery (General) Regulations 22(7) Fail to have operating revival tank while hauling gear  Sockeye, Commercial , Area D Gillnet $1,500.00 2017-01-04