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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
Cluney Pardy Section 22(7) – Fishery General Regulations – Offloading crab without a dockside monitor present Area 4 Crab $1000.00 fine with 30 days to pay 2017-01-31
   
Musgrave Harbour, NL Forfeiture of seized crab
Paul Winter *Section 5(4) Migratory Birds Regulations -  Hunting migratory birds during closed time  N/A $1000.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2017-01-20
   
Badger’s Quay, NL Prohibited from holding a migratory bird license for one year
Andrew Hunt Jigging and attempting to jig fish in inland waters - Section 10(2) of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations Salmon $1400.00 fine with 6 months to pay 2017-01-11
   
Fort McMurray, AB Prohibited from fishing in inland waters of Newfoundland and Labrador for one year
Roy Pardy Section 57(1)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – fishing during closed time Lobster $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2017-01-11
  Section 33 Fisheries Act – Possessing fish caught in contravention $500.00 fine with 6 months to pay
Harbour Mille, NL Section 59(2) Atlantic Fishery Regulations – undersized catch $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Derrick Peach Section 53(b) Atlantic Fishery Regulations Snow crab $1000.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2017-01-10
     
Red Harbour, NL Crab in possession that was less than 95mm in width Forfeiture of 3 lbs Snow Crab
Bobby Thomas Wild Life Act – Section 27(1) Improperly tagging salmon Salmon $300.00 fine to be paid forthwith 2017-01-06
   
Pollard’s Point, NL 5 year prohibition from holding an inland fishing license
   
  Forfeiture of fly rod and reel, one Atlantic salmon
Robert Legrow  Wild Life Act – Section 27(1) Improperly tagging salmon Salmon $250.00 fine to be paid forthwith 2016-12-20
   
 St Johns, NL Forfeiture of two Atlantic salmon
Clyde Hunt

Wareham, NL
Fishery General Regulations 22(7)
Fishing in a closed area (Conservation Exclusion Zone)
Snow Crab $1000.00 fine with 7 months to pay 2016-12-21
Harvey Anderson

Burin, NL
Section 6(4) Newfoundland Wildlife Regulations – Possession of improperly tagged salmon Salmon $250.00 fine with
30 days to  pay

5 years prohibition from holding inland fishing licence
2016-12-14
Section 33 Fisheries Act – possess fish caught in contravention $250.00 fine with
30 days to  pay
Winston Baker

Grand Bank, NL
Section 6(4)Wildlife Regulations -  improperly tagged salmon Salmon $500.00 fine with
2 months to pay

Forfeitures of rod/reel/lure, 1 Atlantic Salmon
2016-12-14
10(2)                      
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations – failure to release foul hooked fish
Prohibited from holding an inland fishing licence for a period of 5 years.
Brett Cox

English Harbour West, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Condition of licence -  Misreporting
Groundfish
White Hake
$100.00 fine 2016-12-14
Steward Hodge

Lord’s Cove, NL
Section 6(3)Wildlife Regulations – failure to affix a tag Salmon $600.00 fine with
3 months to pay
2016-12-14
Section 6(4)Wildlife Regulations – improperly tagged salmon Forfeitures of  rod/reel/lure, and 1 Atlantic Salmon
10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations- failure to release foul hooked fish Prohibited from holding an inland fishing licence for a period of 5 years
Desmond King

Grand Bank, NL
Section 6(3)Wildlife Regulations – improperly tagged salmon Salmon $500.00 fine with
2 months to pay
2016-12-14
10(2)                      
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulation.- failure to release foul hooked fish
Forfeitures of  Rod/reel/lure

Prohibited from holding an inland fishing licence for a period of 5 years
Martin Burton

Springdale, NL
Section 52(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations -
Fishing Crab Close Time
Crab $2000.00 fine with 1 year to pay

79(2) Order – 15 minute VMS for all Crab fishing conducted during 2017 season
2016-12-06
Todd House

Hawkes Bay, NL
Exceeding daily bag limit of Groundfish (Recreational) Recreational Groundfish Fishery $750.00 fine with 12 months to pay
One year prohibition from participating in the Recreational Groundfish Fishery

Forfeitures of 1 wooden reel with line and hook attached at a value of $30.00, 1 five gallon plastic bucket, 6 split Atlantic cod, 10 Atlantic cod fillets,
13 fish tongues, and
2 unidentifiable fish
2016-11-29
George Lewis

Joe Batts Arm, NL
Fishery Ground Regulations 22(7) - 
Failed to set Herring gill net at least (1) fathom below the surface of the water
Herring Bait $500.00 fine with 8 months to pay 2016-11-29
Walter Sheppard

Hawkes Bay, NL
Exceeding daily bag limit of Groundfish (Recreational) Recreational Groundfish Fishery $750.00 fine with 12 months to pay One year prohibition from participating in the Recreational Groundfish Fishery

Forfeitures of 1 Wooden reel with hand line and hook valued at $30.00,
6 split Atlantic cod,
9 Atlantic cod fillets, 12 fish tongues, 2 unidentifiable fish
2016-11-29
Lloyd Burry

Eastport, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeding daily amount of capelin to be landed Capelin $900.00 fine and $862.12 clawback for value of excess capelin landed 2016-11-28
Chris Dawson

Labrador City, NL
Section 34 (3) of the Fishery General Regulations - Wasting fish that is suitable for human consumption that was caught for sport purposes Salmon $500.00 with 12 months to pay 2016-11-24
Section 6(3) of the Wildlife Regulations - Did not affix a tag to a fish that was retained $500.00 with 12 months to pay

Prohibited from angling in inland waters for one year
Kenneth Anstey

Summerford, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Exceeding daily limit of capelin Capelin $800.00 fine with 1 year to pay 2016-11-21
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Failure to accurately complete DFO fishing logbook $1000.00 fine with  1 year to pay
79(2) Order – Fine of $824.00 representing Mr Anstey’s share of excess capelin landed
Bryant Brake

Parsons Pond, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unlawfully fail to comply with a condition of that licence, to wit: fish for Snow Crab outside of Zone H in Crab Fishing Area 12 Snow Crab  $1.000.00 fine

$720.00 fine as clawback of a portion of the net benefit received for the catch from the closed area
2016-11-15
Burnell Anstey

Summerford, NL
Section 22(7) -  Fishery General Regulations - Unmarked Lobster Traps Lobster $500.00 fine with 60 days to pay 2016-11-15
Lawrence Hawkins

Summerford, NL
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations - Unmarked Lobster Traps Lobster $500.00 fine with 60 days to pay 2016-11-15
Philip Waterman

Twillingate, NL
Section 22(7) fishery General Regulations – Offloading crab without a Dockside Monitor present Crab $1000.00 fine with 60 days to pay

Forfeiture of crab valued at $153.00
2016-11-15
Eugene Payne

Trout River, NL
Section 13(1)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations - Use a vessel that did not have a vessel registration card issued to that vessel to fish for snow crab Snow Crab $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay 2016-11-15
Section 33  Fisheries Act - Possess Atlantic codfish caught in contravention to the Fisheries Act  from a vessel that has been caught in accordance with the Act and the regulations Lobster $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Section 33 (1)(b)Fishery General Regulations - Fail to release codfish that was caught with fishing gear that is prohibited to fish for that fish Lobster $500.00 fine with 12 months to pay
Robert Pittman

Trout River,
NL
Section 33 Fisheries Act - Possess Atlantic codfish caught in contravention to the Fisheries Act from a vessel that has been caught in accordance with the Act and the regulations Lobster $500.00 fine with 4 months to pay 2016-11-15
Section 36(2)(b) Fishery General Regulations - Possess fish where the number of fish could not be readily determined $500.00 fine with 4 months to pay
Forward Bennett

St. Paul’s Inlet,
NL
Section (7) Fishery General Regulations - Fail to tag Atlantic Halibut caught and retained under the authority of a groundfish licence Atlantic Halibut $800.00 fine with 4 months to pay 2016-11-15
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Continued to fish for Atlantic Halibut after reaching seasonal harvesting cap
$800.00 fine with 4 months to pay
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations -
Fail to provide an accurate trip summary of fishing activity to the Fish Harvesters Resource Center
$400.00 fine with 4 months to pay
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 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 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 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 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) Snow Crab 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 $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 $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 Fishery $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

*Please note this conviction falls under the Migratory Birds Act.