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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

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
Derrick Day
Garnish, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Possession of v-notched lobster Lobster  $3000.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2016-05-25
Lester Fudge
Burin, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations – Retained whelk less than 63mm in length Whelk – Communal Commercial Licence  $6000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Forfeiture of whelk catch (25223lbs) valued at $12180.48
2016-04-19
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