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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

Myles Rocky Lewis

Five Island, N.S.

Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams.

Softshell clam

Fine $490.65

2016/12/23

Jason Christopher Shea

Parrsboro, N.S.

Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams.

Softshell clam

Fine $414.60

2016/12/23

Robert D. Venus

Springhill, N.S.

Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams.

Softshell clam

Fine $528.45

2016/12/23

Peter Burke

Sydney, N.S.

Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
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

Lobster

Fine $2000.00

2016/12/15

Atlantic Fishery Regulations 61(1): Fishing for lobster by means other than from a vessel and with a lobster trap

Lobster

Fine $2000.00

Plus

Forfeiture of all seized items: Fishing rod and backpack (value $33.05)

Derek Brent Countway

West Dover, N.S.

Fishery (General) Regulations, 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

$500.00 Fine

2016/12/14

Chrisjon Stoddard

Woods Harbour, N.S.

Fishery (General) Regulations, 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

$3000.00 Fine

Plus

Forfeiture of seized traps

2016/12/14

Alfred Joseph Doucet

Brighton, N.S.

Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
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

Clams

$600.00 Fine

Plus

Forfeiture of clams, shovel & bucket

2016/12/12

Ye Yuting Halifax, N.S.

Martime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s93(b) Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters any striped bass less than the specified minimum length

Striped Bass

$352.50 Fine 2016/11/28

Martime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s93(a) Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more striped bass than the specified quota

Striped Bass $352.50 Fine
Cory Dallas Muise

Yarmouth, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
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.

Clams

$500.00 Fine 2016/11/22
Michael Troy Melanson

Clementsport, 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

Scallop

$300.00 Fine 2016/11/22
Everett John David Madden

Tusket, 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

Scallop

$200.00 Fine 2016/11/22
Steven Troy Lyons

Glenwood, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s90(1)
No person shall fish for groundfish with specific type of gear during the close time set out in column III

Groundfish

$7000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of gill net
2016/11/18
Jason Lee Lamrock

Clark's Harbour, N.S.

Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licenses Regulations, s7
No person carrying on fishing or any related activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence

Lobster

 

 

 

 

$3750.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of the 8 seized traps and other related fishing gear, a 90 day Prohibition order on participating in any fishing activity was ordered

2016/11/17

Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licenses Regulations, s7
No person carrying on fishing or any related activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence

Lobster

$3750.00 Fine

Shawn Vincent Burke

Lower Prospect, 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

$2000.00 Fine 2016/11/16
Blaine Cecil Hamilton

Granville Ferry, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s63(1)
Fishing for scallops during the close time

Scallops

$1,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 425 pounds scallop ( sold for $5950.00 )
2016/11/15
Darren Joseph Young

Sandy Cove, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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

$4,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 37 lobster traps
2016/11/15
Blaine Arthur Boutilier

Northwest Cove, N.S.       
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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

$500 Fine 2016/11/14
Daniel Lloyd Munden Glace Bay,N.S.

Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau $3000.00 Fine
One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. Forfeiture 1.117 lbs gasperau ($647.35) 3 dipnets 13 fish totes
2016/11/14
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(c) No person shall stop or hinder fish from entering or passing through any fish-way, or surrounding any obstacle or leap Gaspereau $3000.00 Fine
Dennis Arthur Borden
Donkin, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction Gaspereau $3000.00 Fine
One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia.
2016/11/14
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(c) No person shall stop or hinder fish from entering or passing through any fish-way, or surrounding any obstacle or leap Gaspereau $3000.00 Fine
Ryan Joseph Munden
Glace Bay, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a) No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction Gaspereau $3000.00 Fine
Five year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia.
2016/11/14
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(c) No person shall stop or hinder fish from entering or passing through any fish-way, or surrounding any obstacle or leap Gaspereau $3000.00 Fine
Fisheries Act, s62 Obstuct a Fishery Officer, a Fishery Guardian or an Inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act Gaspereau $1000.00 Fine
James Patrick Fortune
Glace Bay, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction Gaspereau $2500.00 Fine 2016/11/14
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(c) No person shall stop or hinder fish from entering or passing through any fish-way, or surrounding any obstacle or leap Gaspereau $2500.00 Fine
Michael Terrance Borden
Donkin, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau

One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. 2016/11/14
John Christopher Borden
Donkin, N.S.

 

Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau

One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. 2016/11/14
Stephen James Munden
Glace Bay, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau

One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. 2016/11/14
James Stephen Murrant
Donkin, N.S.

Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau

One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. 2016/11/14
James Christopher Borden
Donkin, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau

One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. 2016/11/14
Carson James Sullivan
Glace Bay, N.S.

Fisheries Act, s20(4)(a)No person shall damage or obstruct any fishway constructed or used to enable fish to pass over or around any obstruction

Gaspereau

One year Prohibition from fishing gaspereau anywhere in Nova Scotia. 2016/11/14
Blair MacLean Rhynold Hazel Hill, 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

$2,000.00 Fine 2016/11/08
Vincent Samuel Boudreau

Indian Brook, 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

$4000.00 Fine 2016/11/07
Jordan Belding Saint John, 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

$250.00 Fine 2016/11/02

Robert William Langthorne

Shelburne, N.S.

Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s115.2
No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours

Lobster

$1000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of five lobster traps

2016/10/12

Edward Allen Ringer

Rockland, N.S.

Fishery (General) Regulations, 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

$2500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of two lobster traps

2016/10/12

Curtis Campbell Roache

Shelburne, N.S.

Atlantic Fishery Regulation, s115.2
No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours

Jonah Crab

$500.00 Fine

2016/10/12

Wesley Calvin Sproule

Kingston, N.S.

Maritime Province Fishery Regulations, s4(1)(a)
Fishing without a license

Shad

$325.50 Fine

2016/08/19

Frank Vaughn Wilson

Amherst, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s33
No person shall catch and retain more than recreational daily quota of clams
Softshell clams $352.50 Fine
2016/10/28
Robert D. Venus

Springhill, N.S.

Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams

Softshell clams $730.85 Fine 2016/10/28
Lionel John Shea

Great Village,
Colchester CO., N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s4(1)
Fishing without a license
Softshell clams $352.50 Fine 2016/10/28
Chad Stuart
Lord's Cove, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3)
Possession of any female lobster with eggs attached
Lobster $4,500.00 Fine 2016/10/21
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area
Lobster $2,000.00 Fine
Steven Richard Pyke

Glace Bay, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(c)
No person shall stop or hinder fish from entering or passing through any fishway, or from surmounting any obstacle or leap
Gaspereau $2,500.00 Fine
Plus court costs and victim surcharge = $2993.95. Forfeiture of 660 lbs of gaspereau valued at $363.00. As well the following items: 2 totepans, 1 yellow plastic bucket and 1 pair of Ranpro Airlock Ultra boots. No assigned value to items.
2016/10/19
Charles Edward Murrant                    

Port Morien, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s33
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations
Halibut $2,500.00 Fine
Plus forfeiture 81.3 lbs filleted, processed halibut. Two tubs trawl gear, 4 anchors, 4 coils rope and 2 fishpans valued at $712.40.
2016/10/19
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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
Halibut $2,500.00 Fine
John Keith Murrant                    

Port Morien, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s33
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations
Halibut  $2,500.00 Fine 2016/10/19
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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
Halibut $2,500.00 Fine
Terry Kenneth Garrison

Sambro, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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
Halibut $3,500.00 Fine 2016/10/18
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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
Halibut $3,500.00 Fine
Plus licence suspension (April 01, 2017 to April 21, 2017)
and forfeiture of catch valued at $2,966.50.
Kenneth Greene                                     

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 2016/10/18
Jason Philip McGray
Grand Manan, N.B.
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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 $2,000.00 Fine 2016/10/18
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3)
Possession of any female lobster with eggs attached
Lobster $1,000.00 Fine
Brent Owen Chisholm

Plympton, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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 $1,000.00 Fine 2016/10/17
Hao Tran

Sydney, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s17(2)
No person shall possess at any time more fish of a species taken by recreational fishing in accordance with these Regulations, except for salmon, than the applicable daily fishing quota for that species prescribed by these Regulations
Striped Bass $300.00 Fine
Plus victim surcharge and court cost = $467.50. Forfeiture of 6 striped bass. No value assigned.
2016/10/13
David Leslie Parrell

Bridgetown, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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 $1,000.00 Fine 2016/10/07
Ralph Kelly Taylor

Georges River, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13.1(1)(b)
No person shall use a vessel, and no owner of a vessel shall permit another person to use that vessel, to transport any species of fresh fish referred to in these Regulations unless the use of that vessel to transport that species is authorized by a licence
Halibut $11,000 Fine   2016/10/06
Barry Davis Lewis

Five Islands, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams.
Softshell clams $368.60 Fine 2016/10/05
Michael Guilford Hayes

Cottage Cove, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, 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 $2,500.00 Fine 2016/10/03