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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
Wayne Parrott
St. Bernard’s, NL
Section 91(3)(a) – Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Catch and retain more fish than the daily quota Recreational Groundfish Fishery $500 .00 fine 2016-11-02
Brian Sainsbury
Newtown, NL
Section 63(3) Fisheries Act  Produce logbook that contained misleading information 2015 Capelin $750.00 fine 2016-11-01
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeding amount of fish landed in 1 day $650.00 fine
Gerry King
Badger’s Quay, NL
 Section 63(3) Fisheries Act - Produce logbook that contained misleading information 2015 Capelin $750.00 fine 2016-11-01
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeding amount of fish landed in 1 day $750.00 fine
$440.00 clawback for captain’s share of excess catch
Patrick Kelly
St. Brendans, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Possession of Lobster less than 82.5mm Lobster $750.00 fine with 6 months  to pay 2016-11-01
Glen Meadus
Centerville NL
Section 91(3) Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Exceeded daily limit of cod 2016 Recreational Groundfish Fishery $500.00 fine with 3 months  to pay
Prohibited from engaging in the 2017 Recreational Groundfish Fishery up to and including August 31, 2017
2016-11-01
Reginald Meadus
Conception Bay South, NL
Section 91(3) Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Exceeded daily limit of cod 2016 Recreational Groundfish Fishery $500.00 fine with 3 months  to pay
Prohibited from engaging in the 2017 Recreational Groundfish Fishery up to and including August 31, 2017
2016-11-01
Ronald Tiller
Newtown, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Fishing in a closed area (Conservation Exclusion Zone) 2016 Inshore Snow Crab Fishery Fined $1000.00 with 2 months  to pay 2016-10-26
Carl Stokes
Cape Freels, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Failed to set Herring gill net at least 1 fathom below the surface of the water Herring Bait $750.00 fine

Forfeited 1 Atlantic salmon

 
2016-10-11
George Keeping
Grand Bank, NL
Section 33(2) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully fail to release incidental catch to wit Northern Stone crab Cod commercial $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Forfeiture of 50lbs Northern Stone Crab
2016-10-03
Chris Pope
Grand Bank, NL
Section 33 Fisheries Act -  Possession of Atlantic Halibut Cod commercial $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Forfeiture of 8lbs Halibut
2016-10-03
Charles Dominaux

Bay L’Argent, NL
Section 77 Atlantic Fishing Regulations - Netting Coastal Salmon N/A 14 days’ incarceration 2016-09-21
Section 33 Fisheries Act - Possession of Salmon caught in contravention 7 days’ incarceration
George Atkins

Port Saunders, NL
Section 62 Fisheries Act – Obstruction of a Fishery Officer Recreational groundfish $750.00 fine

Forfeiture of fish and seized items

1 year prohibition from recreational groundfish fishery
2016-09-13
Garwin White

Trout River, NL
Section 27(1)(a) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully leave unattended fishing gear that failed to have a vessel registration number that is set out in the licence authorizing the use of that gear Lobster $1200.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2016-09-06
Section 62(1) Atlantic Fishing Regulations - Unlawfully fish for lobster using lobster traps not having a valid tag issued by the Minister attached to the frame of the trap in the manner for which the tag was designed and readily visible when the trap is not in the water $1200.00 fine with 12 months to pay
14 day prohibition from participating in the 2017 lobster fishery
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully fail to comply with a condition of that licence, to wit: while fishing for herring, exceeded the maximum gillnet mesh size of 67 mm (2 5/8 inches) Herring $100.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully fail to comply with a condition of that licence, to wit: while fishing for herring, failed to have the head ropes of the gillnet set at least one fathom below the surface of the water $100.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully fail to comply with a condition of that licence, to wit: while fishing for herring, failed to have the gillnet set parallel to the shore $100.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully fail to comply with a condition of that licence, to wit: while fishing for herring, failed to have the gillnet set greater than 120 feet (20 fathoms) of the shoreline at the low water spring tide mark Bait $100.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 27(1)(a) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully leave unattended fishing gear that failed to have a vessel registration number that is set out in the licence authorizing the use of that gear $100.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 11 Fishery General Regulations -
While operating under the authority of a Lobster and Bait licence, failed to carry a licence while engaged in any activity to which it relates
Lobster and bait $100.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Darryl Feltham
Glovertown

Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Failure to submit logs 2015 Snow Crab $375.00 fine 2016-08-09
2015 Capelin $375.00 fine
William Hann
Trout River, NL
Section.91(1) Atlantic Fishing Regulations - Fish for Atlantic cod during closed time Recreational Groundfish $500.00 fine

6 month prohibition from recreational fishing (April 01, 2017- September 30th, 2017)
Rod and reel forfeited (estimated value of $75.00)
2016-08-08

Chester Davis
Lanse Au Loup, NL

Section 22.(7) Fishery General Regulations – Exceeding Turbot Quota Turbot $8000.00 fine with 10 days to pay
Prohibited from transferring licence until fines are paid

2016-07-27

Section 22.(7) Fishery General Regulations – Inaccurate Fishing log: Turbot Turbot $1000.00 fine with 10 months to pay
Section 22.(7) Fishery General Regulations – Inaccurate Fishing log: Cod Atlantic cod $1000.00 fine with 10 months to pay
Section 22.(7) Fishery General Regulations – Inhumane Harvesting of Seals Seals $1200.00 fine with 10 months to pay
1 year prohibition from sealing
John Peters
Melrose, NL
Section 22(7) Fisheries General Regulations  -  Possession of V-notch lobster Lobster $250.00 fine with 30 days to pay 2016-07-19
Craig Cornish
Francois, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeding the daily harvest limit of 50 scallops Recreational scallop $1000.00 fine with 6 months to pay. Prohibited from applying for, or possessing, a recreational scallop license for 3 years
Forfeiture of all scallops and scallop rake
2016-07-04
Elvis Curl
Princeton, NL
Section 52(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – Fishing for crab during a closed time Crab $2000.00 fine with 12 months to pay

Forfeiture of all fishing gear seized
2016-06-28
John Stride
Conne River, NL
Section 62 Fisheries Act – Obstruction of Fishery Guardian

Section 10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations – Jigging
Recreational Salmon – Northwest Gander River $1000.00 fine with 9 months to pay

$1500.00 fine with 9 months to pay

Forfeiture of rod/reel with case and backpack valued at $250.00

Forfeited Atlantic salmon (69 cm)
2016-06-21
Roger Hammond
Catalina, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Fished in an area closed to shrimp fishing, known as Funk Island Deep

Section 22(7) Fished in an area closed to shrimp fishing, known as Funk Island Deep
Shrimp $3570.00 fine

$16663.00 representing value of catch

$3570.00 fine with 24 months to pay

$12180.00 representing value of catch

15 minute VMS for a period of 2 years
2016-06-10