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
Donald Tyler Nickerson
Clarks 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. Fishing lobster in another LFA.
Lobster $6,000 fine
plus forfeiture of 90 traps and associated anchors, ropes and buoys.
2019-09-26
Derik Scott Carty
Digby, 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. Fishing with non-operational VMS.
Scallop $2,500 fine 2019-09-26
Bruce Murray Longmire
West Springhill, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $2,000 fine 2019-09-25
Sherry Boutilier
Tangier, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $2,000 fine 2019-09-25
Donald Charles Peterson
Yarmouth, N.S.
Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences 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 $2,000 fine 2019-09-20
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.
Lobster $2,000 fine
Harold Junior Jarvis
Greenville, N.S.
Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences 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 $2,000 fine 2019-09-20
Jory Kennedy
Fredericton, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Sea Urchin $500 fine
plus forfeiture of $2,495 held as security in lieu of seized gear.
2019-09-19
Harold Junior Jarvis
Greenville, N.S.
Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations, s7
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Lobster $1,000 fine 2019-09-18
Donald Charles Peterson
Yarmouth, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s33
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 $1,000 fine 2019-09-18
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.
Lobster $1,000 fine
Eric Reginald Penney
Chegoggin, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Halibut $400 fine 2019-09-18
Ronald Thomas MacDonald
Glace Bay, 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 $5,000 fine 2019-09-10
Larry Gordon Hanley
Back Bay, N.B.
Fisheries Act, s33
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Gaspereau $1,000 fine 2019-09-09
Alex James Richardson
Back Bay, N.B.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s41.1
No person shall catch and retain more than recreational daily quota of Gaspereau.
Gaspereau $3,000 fine 2019-09-09
Michael Thomas Boutilier
Spry 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.
Fishing lobster trap without a valid tag.
Lobster $1,500 fine
plus forfeiture of the catch (valued at $1,029)
2019-09-04
Colby Steeves
Hillsborough, 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.
Scallop $250 fine 2019-09-04
Jay Johnson
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 2019-08-29
James Phillip Chute
Youngs Cove, 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 2019-08-28
Roger Ralph Burnie
Granville Ferry, 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 $400 fine 2019-08-28
Warren Kelly Sabean
Wilmot, 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.
Fail to have an approved vessel monitoring system on the vessel.
Halibut $1,000 fine 2019-08-28
John Everett Lavers
Port Mouton, 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 fine 2019-08-28
Joshua William Alyward
Barrington, 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.
Fail to hail-in to a dockside monitoring company prior to returning to port.
Groundfish $1,000 fine 2019-08-21
Ryan Lloyd Wilson
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 2019-08-21
Peter Harding
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 2019-08-21
Louis Kim Comeau
Meteghan Center, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2) Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area. Lobster $1500 fine 2019-08-20
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3) No person shall buy, sell or have in their possession any female lobster with eggs attached. Lobster $1000 fine
Fundy Restaurant Limited
Digby, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s61(2)
(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) may be required to provide information or to keep records or other documents relating to any of the following matters:
(a) the number, sex, size, weight, species, product form, value or other particulars of any fish caught, cultured, processed, transported, sold or purchased;
(b) the time and place at which any fish was caught or landed and the person, enterprise or vessel by which the fish was caught or landed;
(c) the time and place at which any fish was purchased and the person, enterprise or vessel from which the fish was purchased;
(d) the vessels, gear and methods used and the number of persons employed for the purpose of catching fish;
(e) the buildings, equipment, products and methods used and the number of persons employed for the purpose of culturing or processing fish; and
(f) any other matter relating to the proper management and control of fisheries or the conservation and protection of fish.
Clams $3,000 fine 2019-08-19
John Henry Bona
River Bourgeois, 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 $2,500 fine
plus prohibited from fishing on the first day of the LFA 29 season
2019-08-13
Fauna P Stubbert
New Waterford, 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.
Oysters $750 fine 2019-08-12
Larry Wayne Barker
Wilson’s Beach, 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.
Fishing with non-operational VMS.
Scallop $500 fine 2019-08-07
David Egbert Crocker
Freeport, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $3,000 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 fine
Mark Farley Swim
Lockeport, N.S.
FGR, s35(2)
Selling of fish not caught under a commercial licence.
Elver $10,000 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 fine
plus forfeiture of seized items (bucket, bands, and banding tool)
2019-07-22
Curtis Russel Rodgerson
Salmon River, N.S..
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $8,000 fine 2019-07-16
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 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 fine
plus forfeiture of the catch (valued at $5,984).
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 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 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