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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
Jeremy Travis McLeese
Beaver Harbour, N.B.
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.
Soft-shelled Clams $1000.00 Fine
given 131 days to pay or 11 days in jail in default.
2017/08/30
Jonathan Walker
Bocabec, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Shark $100.00 Fine 2017/08/30
Christopher Hannan
Chamcook, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Shark $100.00 Fine 2017/08/30
Lloyd Gerard Leblanc

Kentville, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s93(a)
No person shall catch and retain from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section by a method set out in column II of that item, more striped bass in any day than the fishing quota set out in column III of that item.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s93(b)
Catch and retain undersize striped bass.
Striped bass

 

 

 

Striped bass
$467.50 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing gear and 5 fish.

 

 

 

$582.50 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing gear and 5 fish.
2017/08/29
Sherry Lynn Shaw
Trenton, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s16(1)
No person shall angle for any species of fish in the waters set out in column I of Schedule IV by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.
Gaspereau $410.00 Fine 2017/08/25
Douglas Murray Melanson

Plympton, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams.
Clams $421.50 Fine
plus forfeiture of undersize clams.
2017/08/25
Jessica Marie Rutkowski

Digby, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s34
Catch and retain undersize clams.
Clams $421.50 Fine
plus forfeiture of undersize clams.
2017/08/25
Stephen Ashton Perry

Ingomar, 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 $750.00 Fine 2017/08/23
Shannon Joseph Buchanan
Ingonish, 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.
Snow Crab $500.00 Fine 2017/08/08
Julien Charles Leblanc

Saulnierville, N.S.
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, s63(1)
Fishing for scallops during the close time.
Scallops $5,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of scallop valued at $50,000.00.
2017/08/03
Shawn Lawrence Everett
Granville Ferry, 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 $1,500.00 Fine 2017/07/26
Lawrence Kenneth Taylor
Shelburne Co., N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s36(2)(a)
No person who catches and retains a fish under the authority of a licence issued for the purpose of commercial fishing shall have the fish in possession if the fish is skinned, cut, packed or otherwise dealt with in such a manner that the species cannot be readily identified.
Halibut $750.00 Fine 2017/07/24
David Paul Belliveau 
Pubnico, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,500.00 Fine
Plus forfeiture of the seized ATV.
2017/07/24
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $1,500.00 Fine
Logan Quentin Barkhouse
Chester, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s41.1
No person shall catch and retain more than recreational daily quota of Gaspereau
Gaspereau $352.50 Fine 2017/07/21
Trevor Charles Malone
Shelburne County, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Lobster $3,000.00 Fine 2017/07/19
Kelvin George Herman
Cherry Hill, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13(1)(c)
Permitting another person not named on licence to operate vessel while fishing.
Lobster $2,000.00 Fine 2017/07/19
Cory Phillip Buote
Tignish, P.E.I.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $300.00 Fine 2017/07/19
Thomas Ivan Scott
Shelburne, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13(1)(c)
Permitting another person not named on licence to operate vessel while fishing.
Lobster $1,750.00 Fine 2017/07/19
Dalton Christopher Perry
Clam Point, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s62
No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act.

Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)

Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Lobster $2,000.00 Fine
Plus forfeiture of backpack and lobster.
2017/07/19
Lobster $2,000.00 Fine
Jeff Paul Leaman
Hillview, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(e)
No person shall fish in any manner within 23m downstream from the lower entrance to any fishway, obstruction or leap.
Gaspereau $750.00 Fine
Plus forfeiture of catch.
2017/07/14
Noah Michael Atwood
Clark's Harbour, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s20(4)(e)
No person shall fish in any manner within 23m downstream from the lower entrance to any fishway, obstruction or leap.
Gaspereau $1,000.00 Fine
Plus forfeiture of dipnet and Gaspereau.
2017/07/13
Richard Charles Atkinson

Shelburne, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $4,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture 61 lobster traps, buoys, ropes, and anchors.
2017/07/12
Luke Anthony Landry
Lake Charlotte, 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.
Clam $500.00 Fine 2017/07/11
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 $2,000.00 Fine 2017/07/11
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s61.1(a)(ii)
No person shall fish a lobster trap unless it has an opening no less than 89 mm in height and 152 mm in width and that is fastened to the lobster trap with uncoated ferrous metal wire, other than of stainless steel, that does not exceed 1.6 mm
Lobster $2,000.00 Fine
Andrew Martin Barter
Hillgrove, 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.
Scallops $300.00 Fine 2017/07/10
Shaun Alan Thibodeau
Weymouth, 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 hack and bucket.
2017/07/10
Fisheries Act, s63(1)
No person shall make a false or misleading statement, whether orally or in writing, to an inspector, a fishery officer, a fishery guardian, any authority designated by a fishery officer or a fishery guardian or any authority prescribed under paragraph 38(9)(a) or (b) who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act
Clams $150.00 Fine
Justin Charles MacLean

Grosses Coques, 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 $1,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of hack and bucket.
2017/07/10
Albert Bruce George
Onslow, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s16(1)
No person shall angle for any species of fish in the waters set out in column I of Schedule IV by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.
Gaspereau $410.00 Fine 2017/07/07
Wayne Todd Nichols
Belmont, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s16(1)
No person shall angle for any species of fish in the waters set out in column I of Schedule IV by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.
Gaspereau $410.00 Fine 2017/07/07
Chandler Robert Fleck
Stewiacke, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s16(1)
No person shall angle for any species of fish in the waters set out in column I of Schedule IV by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.
Trout $410.00 Fine 2017/07/07
Devon Lee Stewart
Stewiacke, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s16(1)
No person shall angle for any species of fish in the waters set out in column I of Schedule IV by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.
Trout $410.00 Fine 2017/07/07
Michael Derek Beazley
Lockeport, 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 $300.00 Fine 2017/07/06
Willard Lorenzo Ogden
Woods Harbour, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized. Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $2,500.00 Fine
Plus 12 Month Probation Order, 100 hours of community service to be completed plus forfeiture of 3 traps and a blue crate.
2017/07/06
Lobster $2,500.00 Fine
     
Jordan Christopher Bona
Elmsdale, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s16(1)
No person shall angle for any species of fish in the waters set out in column I of Schedule IV by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.
Striped Bass $410.00 Fine 2017/06/30
Andrew Richard Swaine
Port Latour, 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 $1,500.00 Fine 2017/06/14
Kirk William Nickerson

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.
Scallop $2,000.00 Fine 2017/06/01
Robert Ralph Adams
Yarmouth, 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 $5,000.00 Fine 2017/06/26
Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations, s8
No person other than a designated person may fish under the authority of a licence.
Halibut $5,000.00 Fine
Leonard Archibald Jewers
Marie Joseph, 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 $5,000.00 Fine 2017/06/26
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.
Cod $1,000.00 Fine
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 $500.00 Fine
Leroy Melford d'Entremont
Pubnico, 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 $3,000 Fine
plus Forfeiture of catch
valued at $23,234.90
and the net.
2017/06/21
Wei Du
Aylesford, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s93(b)
Catch and retain undersize striped bass
 
Bass $500.00 Fine 2017/06/19
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s93(a)
No person shall catch and retain from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section by a method set out in column II of that item, more striped bass in any day than the fishing quota set out in column III of that item.
Bass $500.00 Fine
Fisheries Act, s33
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Bass $2,000.00 Fine
Carmen Joseph MacNeil
Sydney, N.S.
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, s61(1)
Fishing for lobster by means other than from a vessel and with a lobster trap.
Lobster $500.00 Fine 2017/06/19
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 $2000.00 Fine
Colin Daniel Deveau
Fall River, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s32(1)
Harvesting clams during a closed time.
Clams $325.50 Fine 2017/06/16
Michael David O'Toole
Alder Point, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s87 
No person engaged in recreational fishing for smelt with a dip net, by angling, or with a spear shall catch and retain more than 60 smelt in any day.
Smelt $485.00 Fine 2017/06/16
Robert Alexander Syliboy

Indian Brook, 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 $2,000.00 Fine 2017/06/15
Gregory David Morash

Sandy Point, N.S.
Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations, s8
No person other than a designated person may fish under the authority of a licence.
Lobster $500.00 Fine 2017/06/14
Mark Patrick Gray
Sambro, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s62
No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act.
Lobster $300.00 Fine 2017/06/14
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3)
Possession of any female lobster with eggs attached
Lobster $1000.00 Fine
Michael A Butland                                       
Willow Grove, N.B.
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, s63(1)
Fishing for scallops during the close time.
Scallop $3500 Fine
plus forfeiture of scallops valued at $3193.45.
2017/06/13
Arthur Douglas Thomas

Clark's Harbour, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s115.2
No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
Lobster $500.00 Fine 2017/06/07
Louis Robert d'Entremont

Pubnico, 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  $4,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of
catch valued at $3,727.35
and the net.
2017/06/06
Christopher Tyler Wyman

Hebron, 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 $300.00 Fine 2017/06/06