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Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Purchase
Channel - Port aux Basques, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -  Condition of licence
Possession of one Atlantic halibut during the commercial cod fishery contrary to licence conditions
3PN/4R commercial GEAC fishery. $500.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2016-04-20
Andy Osmond,

Birchy Head, NL
Section 91(1) Atlantic Fishery Regulations -Fish for Atlantic cod during close time Recreational Groundfish $500.00 fine to be paid forthwith
Prohibited from applying for any type of fishing licence or engaging in any form or type of recreational fishing for a period of 6 months
2016-04-19
Claude Button
New Chelsea, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulation - Failure to offload crab with the presence or supervision of a certified dockside monitor Snow Crab $500.00 fine with 1 year to pay
All crab forfeited
2016-04-15
Brian Keith Coates
Brownsdale, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulation - Failure to offload crab with the presence or supervision of a certified dockside monitor Snow Crab $500.00 fine with 1 year to pay
All crab forfeited
2016-04-15
David Martin

Shoe Cove, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeded trip limit Greenland Halibut (Turbot) $1250.00 fine, Section 78 Fisheries Act

$500.00 fine, Section 79 Fisheries Act (clawback)
6 months to pay
2016-04-12
Amos Eason

Long Pond, NL
Section 6(1)(B) Wildlife Act - Fishing in a scheduled salmon river without a valid inland licence Trout/Salmon inland recreational $ 500.00 fine
Forfeiture of rod and reel
2016-04-11
Lindsay Small

Grand Falls – Windsor, NL
Section 22 (7) Fishery General Regulations - 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 release Turbot after maximum catch limit was reached. Greenland Halibut (Turbot) $1500.00 fine, Section 78
Clawback of $2000.00, Section 79
With 6 months to pay
2016-04-06
Keith Oates
Bay Bulls, NL
Section 22(7)Fishery General Regulations - Failure to offload crab with the presence or supervision of a certified dockside monitor Snow crab $1000.00 fine with 1 year to pay
All crab forfeited
2016-04-01
Murray Lavers

Port Saunders, NL
Section 44(2) Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Retaining more than 10 per cent undersized herring in a fishing trip. Area 14 Herring $1500.00 fine, to be paid in 90 days at a rate of $500.00 every 30 days.
Forfeiture of $3357.45 representing 25 per cent of the value of the fish seized.
2016-03-29
Greer Hunt
St. John’s, NL
Section13(1)(c) Atlantic Fishery Regulations - person not named in licence  operating fishing vessel Atlantic Bluefin Tuna  $1250.00 fine with 2 months to pay 2016-03-24
Leo Savoury Jr.
Belleoram, NL
22(7) of the Fishery General Regulations - possession of 3 v-notched female lobster Lobster (area 11)  $1250.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2016-03-21
Kevin Power
Shearstown, NL
Section 13.1(5)Newfoundland Fishing Regulations - Fishing during closed time Trout/Salmon inland recreational $250.00 fine with 30 days to pay

Forfeiture of rod and reel

1 year prohibition on recreational fishing
2016-03-16
Preston Grandy
Garnish, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – illegal buy/sell/possess Atlantic Halibut $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2016-03-16
Section 33(2)(a) Fishery General Regulations - fail to release incidental catch. $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – illegal gear/used illegally Snow crab-
Commercial
$1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 63(1) Fisheries Act - make false or misleading statements to Fishery Officer. $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Jamie Mouland

 La Scie, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) - exceed amount of turbot permitted to be landed in licence conditions Turbot $1250.00 fine

$2500.00 clawback for turbot caught in excess of quota
2016-03-15
Richard Gillett

Twillingate, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) - exceed maximum amount of capelin to be landed in any one day Capelin $2000.00 fine with
12 months to pay
2016-03-10
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) - fail to fully and accurately complete fishing logbook $2000.00 fine with
12 months to pay
Glen Driscoll

Grates Cove, NL
Section 22(7) of Fishery General Regulations - failure to fully and accurately complete the DFO fishing logbook Stewardship Atlantic cod $1500.00 with 6 months to pay 2016-03-02
Joseph Sullivan

Harbour Grace, NL
Section 22(7) of Fishery General Regulations - retrieve crab fishing gear from more than one crab fishing area during same trip without an At Sea Observer onboard Snow crab $1500.00 with 6 months to pay

$2835.00 ordered to pay as clawback for crab landed in 2014
2016-03-02
Kimberley Tuck

Hant’s Harbour, NL
Section 22(7) of Fishery General Regulations - failure to provide an accurate estimate of catch onboard vessel to Dockside Monitoring Company Stewardship Atlantic cod $1000.00 paid forthwith 2016-03-02
Herbert Cooper

Old Perlican, NL
Section 22(7) of Fishery General Regulations - failure to fully and accurately complete the DFO fishing logbook Stewardship Atlantic cod $2000.00 with 6 months to pay

Forfeiture of $469.66 (value of 657 lbs of Atlantic Cod)
2016-03-02
Lyndon Small
Baie Verte, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7)- Exceeded trip limit Greenland halibut (turbot) Fined $1,250.00 under Sec 78 Fisheries Act

Fined $5,450.00 under Sec 79 Fisheries Act (clawback)

One month to pay
2016-02-24
Morris Anstey

Summerford, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) Failure to fully and accurately complete fishing log on a daily basis Shrimp $10,000.00 fine, 2 years to pay 2016-02-23
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) Fishing Shrimp in the Funk Island Deep Closed Area $10,000.00 fine, 2 years to pay
Forfeiture of 4000 lbs of shrimp valued at $7,363.20
  For the next 5 years, Mr. Anstey’s vessel or any vessel he operates must have a VMS unit that reports every 15 minutes
Mr. Anstey is not permitted to transfer his licence until his fines are paid in full
Byron Oxford
Springdale, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) Fishing Shrimp in the Funk Island Deep Closed Area Shrimp $2,500.00 fine, 3 years to pay

Clawback valued at $4,397.10
2016-02-23
Ernest King

Goose Cove, Trinity Bay, NL
Fishery General Regulations 39.3(2)

Providing false information in the course of their duties
Stewardship Cod $1500.00 fine, 18 months to pay

 
2016-02-18
Fishery General Regulations 39.3(2)

Providing false information in the course of their duties
$1500.00 fine, 18 months to pay
Lloyd Oldford

Red Cliff, Bonavista Bay, NL
Atlantic Fishery Regulations 40 Fishing Herring during the closed time Herring (Fixed Gear (Gillnet))  $1500.00  fine, 30 days to pay

Forfeiture of seized gear
2016-02-15
Hubert Wells
Belleoram, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7) Failure to affix valid tags on fishing gear (nets) Commercial -Cod $1500.00 fine, 2 months to pay

No forfeitures
2016-02-15
Donnette Slaney

St.Lawrence, NL
Wildlife Act Sec 27 Atlantic salmon

 
$750.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2016-02-10
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations Sec10(2) $750.00 fine with 6 months to pay
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations Sec10(2) $750.00 fine with 6 months to pay
Prohibited from fishing 5 years. Rod/reel and 2 Atlantic salmon forfeited
Kevin Lavhey Sr

Terrenceville, NL
Section 79.2 Fisheries Act - Breach of Court Order Atlantic Salmon - recreational 90 days in custody
Forfeiture of rod, reel and treble hook
2016-02-03
Section 10(2) NFR Attempt to jig fish 12 months’ probation
5 years’ prohibition from fishing any waters
Fisheries Act Section 79.6 Breach of Court Order Atlantic Salmon - recreational
Atlantic Salmon - recreational
90 days in custody
Forfeiture of rod, reel and treble hook
2016-02-03
Newfoundland Fishery Regulations Section 10(2) Attempt to jig fish 12 months’ probation
5 years’ prohibition from fishing any waters
Josh Lockyer

Hampden, NL
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations Section 10.(2) Recreational Atlantic salmon and trout $3000.00 fine to be paid on a monthly basis at the sum of $100.00 per month and receipts to be sent to the Fisheries and Oceans Office in Springdale as proof of payment.

Prohibited from holding a fishing licence and not permitted on or near inland  waters for a period of Three (3)years
2016-02-02
Bradley Banks

Hampden, NL
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations Section 10.(2) Recreational Atlantic salmon and trout $3000.00 fine to be paid on a monthly basis at the sum of $100.00 per month and receipts to be sent to the Fisheries and Oceans Office in Springdale as proof of payment

Prohibited from holding a fishing licence and not permitted on or near inland waters for a period of three (3) years
2016-02-02
John Worthman

Green’s Harbour, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries (General) Regulations -- Failing to offload all catch once offloading had started Stewardship Cod $500.00 fine, 30 days to pay

Forfeiture: 40 lbs of Atlantic cod fillets
2016-01-27
Brent Adams

Creston South, NL
Violation of licence condition, Section 22(7) Fisheries (General) Regulations. Non-operational VMS Shrimp Fishing Area 6 $500.00 fine with 30 days to pay 2016-01-25
Otto Smith

Sunnyside, NL
Atlantic Fishery Regulations 91(3) – Exceed daily limit recreational cod Recreational Groundfish Ex. $750.00 fine; 6 months to pay

5 extra fish forfeited

Prohibited from participating in the recreational groundfish fishery for a period of one (1) year from the date of conviction
2016-01-21
David W. Lear

Port de Grave, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries (General) Regulations – Possession of lobsters less than 82.5 mm Lobster Fishery $2000.00 fine, 30 days to pay

Forfeiture: 2 lobsters
2016-01-20
Paul Harris

Grand Bank, NL
Section 22 (7) Fisheries (General) Regulations – Retaining V-notch lobsters Lobster – Commercial $2000.00 fine. 9 V-notched female lobsters seized (released live) 2016-01-19
Bruce Fudge
Valleypond, NL
Atlantic Fishing Regulations 91(3) – Exceeding bag limit Recreational Cod Fishery $1000.00 fine, paid forthwith; 1 year prohibited from taking part in recreational cod fishery 2016-01-19
David Parsons

Glovertown, NL
Section S. 36(1)(b) Fisheries (General) Regulations – Possess fish that was dealt with in such a manner the number could not be readily determined Recreational Groundfish $100.00 fine with 90 days to pay 2016-01-18
Glen Holloway

Glovertown, NL
Section S. 36(1)(b) Fisheries (General) Regulations – Possess fish that was dealt with in such a manner the number could not be readily determined Recreational Groundfish $100.00 fine with 90 days to pay 2016-01-18
Raymond Spurrell

Butter Cove, NL
Section 115.2 – Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Leaving fishing gear unattended for more than 72 hours Snowcrab (3L) $750.00 fine 2016-01-14
Section 22(7) Fisheries (General) Regulations – Failing to take a Fisheries Observer $1000.00 fine
Section 22(7) Fisheries (General Regulations) – Failing to take a Fisheries Observer $1000.00 fine
Thomas Mercer

Bay Roberts, NL
Section 91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Exceeding daily bag limit groundfish 2014 Recreational Groundfish $500.00 fine, 6 months

2 Year Prohibition on recreational fishing
2016-01-14
Daniel Cormier

Superior, ON
Section 111.1(3)(a) of Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Regulations – Angling in non-scheduled inland waters of the province without possessing a valid non-resident inland fishery licence to take trout Recreational Inland $100.00 fine with 45 days to pay

All angling gear was forfeited

1 year prohibition from being on, at, or near inland waters
2016-01-13
Stephen Blanchard

Etobicoke, ON
Section 111.1(3)(a) of Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Regulations – Angling in non-scheduled inland waters of the province without possessing a valid non-resident inland fishery licence to take trout Recreational Inland $100.00 fine with 45 days to pay

All angling gear was forfeited

1 year prohibition from being on, at, or near inland waters
2016-01-13
Edwin K. Noonan

Mount Pearl, NL
Section 91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Exceeding the daily bag limit Recreational Groundfish $1000.00 fine, 6 months to pay

Prohibited from recreational fishing for cod for 1 year
2016-01-13
Guy Villeneuve

Port au Port, NL
Section 3(2) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations – Fish for bivalve molluscs in a contaminated fishing area Shellfish/CSSP $200.00 fine with 30 days to pay 2016-01-05
Bryan Greenham

Bayview, NL
Section 91(3) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Catch and retain more than allowable bag limit of cod Recreational Groundfish (Cod) $800.00 fine and forfeiture of five cod fish 2016-01-05
Derrell Tulk

Aspen Cove, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries (General) Regulations – Failed to provide accurate trip summary to Dockside Monitoring Company Stewardship Cod Fishery $1000.00 with six months to pay. Forfeiture of 235 lbs of cod fish valued at $146.88 2016-01-05
Terry Rideout

Newtown, NL
Section 28(3) Marine Mammal Regulations – Failing to palpate cranium as soon as possible after shooting seal Seal $1000.00 fine 2016-01-05
David Kenway

Gallants, NL
Section 33 of Fisheries Act

Section 10(2) of Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations
Recreational Inland $750.00 fine for each count with 12 months to pay

All angling gear forfeited

All Atlantic salmon forfeited

1 year prohibition from being on, at, or near inland waters
2016-01-04
Kenneth Phillips

Bonavista, NL
Section 53(b) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Possession of snowcrab less than 95mm Snow Crab $3000.00 fine; Mr Phillips was also fined an additional $6066.04 as clawback of monies acquired by illegal means 2016-01-04