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
Maynard St. Clair Malloy
Mill Village, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s25(2)
No person whose licence is suspended under section 9 or 79.1 of the Act shall, during the period of suspension, (a) engage in fishing for any species of fish for which fishing was authorized by the licence; or (b) be on board a vessel engaged in fishing for any species of fish for which fishing was authorized by the licence.
Lobster $1,000.00 Fine
plus licence suspension for the entire 2020/2021 lobster fishing season.
2020/07/21
Warren Sydney Getson
Port Medway, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13(1)(b)
No person shall use a vessel, and no owner of a vessel shall permit another person to use the vessel, in fishing for any species of fish referred to in these Regulations unless the use of the vessel to fish for that species of fish is authorized by a licence.
Groundfish $750.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of the catch (valued at $1,783.70).
2020/07/08
Francis Michael Timmins
Big Bras D'Or, 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.

Interfered with lawful fishing by tampering with traps, nets, bait or any other thing used for fishing and is prohibited from interfering  with the conduct of fishing activities by another person.
Lobster $3,000.00 Fine
2020/07/07
Stewart Havelock Taylor
Musquash, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $4,000.00 Fine
plus 3 day fishing licence suspension for the fall lobster fishery.
2020/07/07
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Lobster $4,000.00 Fine
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3)
No person shall buy, sell or have in their possession any female lobster with eggs attached.
Lobster $3,000.00 Fine
Todd Cyril Leslie Port Mouton, 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.
Possession of female lobster with impressions.
Lobster $750.00 Fine 2020/06/24
Myles Gerard Ellsworth Port Medway, 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.
Failure to submit logbooks for LFA 33 season.
Lobster $750.00 Fine 2020/06/24
Andy Leon Saulnier Deerfield, N.S. Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(3)
No person shall possess, in a Lobster Fishing Area set out in column I of an item of Schedule XIV, any claw, tail or meat that has been separated from the thorax or carapace of a lobster.
Lobster Lobster $500.00 Fine
$1,000.00 Fine
2020/06/22
Derik Scott Carty Deep Brook, 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.
Failed to record and provide information regarding all fishing activities every 24 hours in the scallop monitoring document.
Scallops $2,000.00 Fine 2020/06/15
Curtis Campbell Roache Sable River, N.S. Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $1,500.00 Fine 2020/06/10
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.
Failed to enter into an agreement with an at-sea observer company or the Southwest Lobster Science Society in advance of departing for a lobster fishing trip.
Lobster $4,000.00 Fine 2020/06/10
Matthew Alexander Norton

Hubbards, 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 $500.00 Fine 2020/05/01
James Darrel Benham

Sable River, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,500.00 Fine 2020/04/08
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