Pacific region

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Acronyms of Legislations/Regulations
Pacific region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
VU, Hai Toan
Campbell River BC
July 2, 2019 Nanaimo
Exceed daily quota for clams BCSFR 35 (1)
Recreational shellfish - clams $500 2019-07-15
JANSEN, Darcy, Queen Charlotte City, BC April 13 2019 Cumshewa Inlet, Haida Gwaii, BC - BCSFR 35(1) Over quota prawns (x105 prawns) Recreational fishery - Spot prawn $500 2019-07-09
GRAY, Janet, Queen Charlotte City, BC April 13 2019 Cumshewa Inlet, Haida Gwaii, BC - BCSFR 35(1) Over quota prawns (x106 prawns) Recreational fishery - Spot prawn $500 2019-07-09
LIANG, Feng
Delta BC
July 6, 2019 Nanaimo – possess more than twice daily quota of oysters BCSFR 13(1) Recreational shellfish - Pacific oysters $1000 2019-07-08
WANG, Jin
Calgary, Alberta
July 4, 2019 Nanaimo – catch and retain undersize crab BCSFR 37 (1) Recreational shellfish - Red rock crab  $300 2019-07-04
BUI, Van Duc
Coquitlam, BC
Did on April 25, 2018 Ladysmith BC
(1) Place fishing gear during close time FA 25(1)
(2) Possess fish contrary to Act FA33
(3) Fish without authority of a licence PFR 26(1)
Commercial prawns $10,000 fine and forfeiture of 104 prawn traps, and gear  2019-06-19
GUERIN, Robert Wayne
Chemainus BC
Did on April 27, 2016 Chemainus BC
Harvest clams in contaminated area MCFR 3(2)
Commercial shellfish - Clams Conditional Sentence Order (30 days curfew in residence); Suspended Sentence; Probation Order: 12 Month(s); no fishing for clams 2019-06-13
GUERIN, Robert Wayne
Chemainus BC
Chemainus BC
(1) March 16, 2019 harvest clams contaminated area MCFR 3(2)
(2) March 17, 2017 harvest clams contaminated area MCFR 3(2)
(3) March 17, 2017 obstruct Fishery Officer - FA 62
Commercial shellfish - Clams (1)Conditional Sentence Order - 4 months(curfew in residence)
(2)Conditional Sentence Order - 4 months concurrent
(3)Conditional Sentence Order- 1 month concurrent Order: 24 Month(s); no fishing for clams
2019-05-30
GUO, Hu Gang
Richmond BC
2019-05-22 Nanaimo
Retain more than daily limit rockfish BCSFR 25(1)
Recreational finfish - rockfish $300 forfeiture of fishing rod and reel 2019-05-23
Miss Sunshine Oysters Ltd. Powell River, BC 20/03/2017 Saltery Bay, BC. Pacific Aquaculture Regulations Section 7. Cultivate scallops without a licence Aquaculture Shellfish - Scallops $7000 fine and forfeiture of lantern nets and 200 scallops 2019-04-23
Bruce, Michael
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Count 1 - July 12, 2018
FGR sec. 26(1) (a)
Vessel Registration Number not painted or securely affixed to vessel
Count 2 - July 12, 2018
FGR sec. 22(7)
Fail to comply with Conditions of Licence; To wit, Fish for salmon with prohibited gear/2 Barbed hooks.
Count 3 - July 12, 2018
FGR sec. 22(7)
Fail to comply with Conditions of Licence; To wit, Fail to have an operating revival box when hooks are in the water.
Count 4 - July 12, 2019
FGR sec. 22(7)
Fail to comply with Conditions of the licence; To wit, fail to record harvest data in the logbook by 08:00 the following day.
Commercial Salmon Troll Court ordered Fine $500
Court ordered Fine $2,500
Court ordered Fine $1,000
Court ordered Fine $1,000
2019-04-10
Murray, Aaron
Maple Ridge, BC
June 19, 2018. Port Alberni, BC.
FA 25(1)
Place or set fishing gear or apparatus in water, along a beach or within a fishery during a closed time. 
Sockeye Comercial Gillnet Fishery $4,000 fine and Forfeiture of 24 sockeye sold for $497.50 2019-04-10
McEachern, Ryan
Maple Ridge, BC
June 19, 2018. Port Alberni, BC.
FA 25(1)
Place or set fishing gear or apparatus in water, along a beach or within a fishery during a closed time. 
Sockeye Comercial Gillnet Fishery $5,000 fine 2019-04-10