Maritimes region

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Maritimes region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
David Egbert Crocker
Freeport, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $3,000.00 fine 2019/07/30

Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3)
No person shall buy, sell or have in their possession any female lobster with eggs attached.

Lobster

$250.00 fine
Mark Farley Swim

Lockeport, N.S.
FGR, s35(2)
Selling of fish not caught under a commercial licence.
Elver $10,000.00 fine
plus 100 hours of community service, forfeiture of vehicle, and 2 year probation: not to be within 20 meters of inland waters unless in a vehicle passing by, not to fish, transport, or harvest elvers and not to possess elvers or any equipment and/or apparatus related to the fishing of elvers and he is not to associate or be in the company of persons identified in a Court Order.
2019/07/24
Andrew Russell
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(2)(a)
Subject to subsection (3), a person is authorized to fish for a species of fish if that person is the holder of a licence for that species.
Halibut $1,000.00 fine 2019/07/24
Jonathan Bass
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150.00 fine 2019/07/24
Jacob Bagley
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150.00 fine 2019/07/24
Brady Russell
White Head, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150.00 fine 2019/07/24
Curtis Fitzsimmons
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150.00 fine 2019/07/24
Jacob Brooks
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150.00 fine 2019/07/24
Arnold Forrest
Sydney Mines, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Lobster $5,000.00 fine
plus forfeiture of 4 lobster traps.
2019/07/22
Jason Baker
Oyster Pond, East Jeddore, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(b)
Possess any lobster during a closed time unless the lobster is being transported under the authority of a fish transporting licence.
Lobster $1,250.00 fine
plus forfeiture of seized items (bucket, bands, and banding tool)
2019/07/22
Maynard St. Clair Malloy
Mill Village, N.S.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Was in possession of untagged lobster traps.
Lobster $5,000.00 fine
plus forfeiture of catch (valued at $4,347) and forfeiture of 26 lobster traps. Court imposed 21 day suspension of his Personal Fishing Licence commencing on November 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019.
2019/07/08
Zachary Taylor Hubley
Tantallon, N.S.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Fishing outside of the waters of Lober Fishing Area 33.
Lobster $6,000.00 fine
plus forfeiture of the catch (valued at $5,984.00).
2019/07/03
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Fishing with more traps than the maximum number of traps.
Lobster $2,000.00 fine
plus forfeiture of 8 lobster traps
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s115.2
No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
Lobster $1,500.00 fine
Elizabeth Heidi Jenkins
Plymouth, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,000 fine 2019/06/25
Travis Kyle Linton
Centerville, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $300 fine 2019/06/20
Donovan Edmund Shand
Lower East Pubnico, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,200 fine 2019/06/10
Charles Mckay Nickerson
Shelburne, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $1,200 fine 2019/06/10
Geoffrey Boardman-Hadaway
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $300 fine 2019/06/05
Jordan Ingersoll
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150 fine 2019/06/05
Grant Robinson
Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $150 fine 2019/06/05
Jarret David Keller
Head Of Chezzetcook, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Soft shell Clam Suspended sentence (s. 79.3 of the Fisheries Act) with 4 months’ probation. Probation Order - statutory conditions plus (a) not to be within 20 meters of a clam harvesting area closed pursuant to Fisheries regulations; (b) prohibiting from catching and retaining soft shell clams under commercial license for 5 days from June 3 to June 7 inclusive. 2019/06/03
Corey Simeon
Keeping Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Soft shell Clam Suspended sentence with probation order for 3 months- statutory conditions plus a condition that he not be within 20 meter of a clam harvesting area closed pursuant to Fisheries regulations for the period of probation. 2019/06/03
Jeffery Watson Myers
Head of Chezzetcook, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Soft shell Clam $1,300 fine 2019/06/03
John Edward Comeau
Meteghan, N.S.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence. Possession of undersize lobster.
Lobster $1,250 fine 2019/05/27
Patrick Bailey Gidney
Sandy Cove, N.S.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence. Fishing with non-operational VMS.
Halibut $1,750 fine 2019/05/23
Thane Parker Solowij
Elmsdale, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s9
No person shall fish or assist in fishing by jigging in inland waters or assist in landing fish that have been caught by jigging in inland waters.
Striped Bass $697 Fine 2019/05/23
Cory Nathan Merry
Harmony, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s27(c)
No one shall fish in any manner within twenty-five yards downstream from the lower entrance to any fish-way, canal, obstacle or leap.
Trout $500 fine 2019/05/22
Brennan Robert Holdright
West Caledonia, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s27(c)
No one shall fish in any manner within twenty-five yards downstream from the lower entrance to any fish-way, canal, obstacle or leap.
Trout $500 fine 2019/05/22
Jeremy Travis Mcleese
St. George, N.B.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Softshell Clams 18 month prohibition on all clam harvesting in New Brunswick; 20 days of incarceration (served intermittently); and 6 months’ probation. 2019/05/22
Scott Davis Hanley
St. Stephen, N.B.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Softshell Clams $1,000 fine plus a 6 month suspension of commercial clam license, and a 6 month prohibition on all clam harvesting in New Brunswick. 2019/05/15
Reagan T. Henneberry
Sambro, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Halibut $500 fine 2019/05/06
Eric Clarke
Dartmouth, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s11(a)
No person shall angle in inland waters with more than one fishing line.
Trout $352.50 fine 2019/05/03
Aaron James Tinker
Wilson's Beach, N.B.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Scallop $1,500 fine 2019/04/30
Brent Bertram Hebb
Granville Ferry, N.S.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Groundfish $10,000 fine plus forfeiture of seized catch, sale proceeds and cod end 2019/04/29
Benjamin Edwin Nickerson
Lower West Pubnico, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s53(a)
No person shall have in his possession any female crab.
Lobster $2,000 fine plus the forfeiture of 30 lobster traps. 2019/04/25
David Patrick O'Neill
McGrath's Cove, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s48(1)
Subject to subsections (2) and (4), no person shall fish for, buy, sell or have in his possession any mackerel that is less than 25 cm in length.
Mackerel $1,000 fine plus forfeiture of sale proceeds from seized mackerel in the amount of $3,844 2019/04/25
Steven Alton Atwood
Centerville, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,500 fine plus forfeiture of catch and fishing gear 2019/04/24
Gary Colin Negus
Isacc's Harbour, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s25(2)
Subject to the regulations and subsection (3), any person who places or sets any fishing gear or apparatus in any water, along any beach or within any fishery shall remove it when the gear or apparatus is not being tended and prior to the commencement of a close time.
Lobster $500 fine plus prohibition from fishing lobster 24 hours before the end of the 2019 LFA 31B lobster season 2019/04/17
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Lobster $5,000 fine
Basil Alan Lamrock
Villagedale, N.S
Fisheries Act, s79(6)(a)
Every person convicted of an offence under this Act who subsequently contravenes an order made under section 79.2 or 79.3 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a punishment not exceeding the maximum punishment to which a person is liable on summary conviction for the original offence.
Mackerel $1,000 fine plus forfeiture of catch and fishing gear 2019/04/10
Jason Leonard Williams
Baccaro, N.S.
FGR, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Lobster $1,500 fine plus forfeiture of illegal lobsters 2019/04/10
John Wayne Matthews
Wilson’s Beach, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized
Scallop $200 fine 2019/04/09
Mackenzie Lahey
Wilson’s Beach, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized
Scallop $200 fine 2019/04/09
Travis Miles Lennox
Argyle, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13(1)(c)
Permitting another person not named on licence to operate vessel while fishing.
Lobster $3,500 fine 2019/04/05
Julian Philip German
Meteghan, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13(1)(c)
Permitting another person not named on licence to operate vessel while fishing.
Lobster $2,500 fine 2019/04/05
Martin Johnson
Blacks Harbour, N.B.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s4(1)(a)(i)
Subject to subsections (2) to (5), no person shall fish for or catch and retain any fish unless the person is authorized to do so under the authority of a licence issued under these Regulations, the FGR or the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.
Soft shell clam $700 fine due on May 26, 2019 2019/04/04
Jeremy Vincent Shand
Welshtown, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,500 fine 2019/04/03
Charles Burton Roberts
Rockville, N.S.
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, s63(1)
Fishing for scallops during the close time.
Scallop $4,000 fine plus forfeiture of sale proceeds from seized scallops in the amount of $8,987 2019/04/03
Wayne Michael Cameron
Lower Woods Harbour, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s53(a) 
No person shall have in his possession any female crab.
Crab $1,500 fine plus forfeiture of crabs 2019/04/03